At the Castello Sforzesco, Italian Culture from Donatello to Michelangelo

At the Castello Sforzesco, Italian Culture from Donatello to Michelangelo
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Sixty years of art history as seen through the moti dell’anima, sculpted in wood, terracotta and marble, all to be found in the halls of the Castello Sforzesco to explore the styles and voices of the Italian Renaissance, from the return of Donatello to Florence in 1453, to the deaths of Leonardo and Raphael. The exhibition Il Corpo e l’Anima, da Donatello a Michelangelo. Scultura Italiana del Rinascimento, created in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre, explores, through 120 works from some of the most important museums on Earth, an era when the greats masters moved back and forth between Milan, Venice, Rome and Florence, a vast and divided region which saw the blossoming of the Renaissance with an extraordinary variety of artistic languages. A new sort of representation focused on fury and grace, ecstasy and torment, the whirlwind of emotions that the depiction of the human figure can’t ignore, conquered the great masters of the time. The itinerary, divided into four sections, accompanies the visitor in an exploration of the innovative approaches developed by the sculptors of the period whose treatment of the human soul was made visible by their depiction of human bodies, struggling, dreaming, resting and moving. Winding through the works of Antonio del Pollaiolo, Verrocchio and Leonardo, the itinerary hits a peak with Pietà Rondanini, masterpiece of the collection of the Museo del Castello Sforzesco which Michelangelo was working on at the time of his death.
Samantha De Martin - © 2021 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano