The Michelangelo Look: Moses According to Antonioni

The Michelangelo Look: Moses According to Antonioni
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Spirituality, beauty and profound humanity are the keys to understanding the new video-installation on display at the Crypt of the Santo Sepolcro. An unparalleled pair of masters dialogue with the spaces of one of the oldest religious sites of Milan. Protagonist of the project, the monumental statue of Moses that Michelangelo sculpted in the Roman basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli for the tomb of Pope Julius II. Depicting it for the contemporary public in a short film dense in poetry, director Michelangelo Antonioni, who penetrates into the shadows of the church and remains immobile, almost overcome, scrutinising the work in which light and stone become one. Through the face and body of the prophet, the purity of Carrara marble speaks to an artist of our times of the unshakeable contrast between the transience of man and the eternity of art. The result is a cinematographic tale of an emotional meeting, filmed only three years before the death of the director and considered to be a sort of spiritual testament. Enriching the itinerary, the photos dedicated to the Moses by the master of art photography, Aurelio Amendola.
Francesca Grego - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano