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Michelangelo: Quest For Genius

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 Last Weekend, we visited the Art Gallery Of Ontario (AGO) to view their latest exhibition about Michelangelo: Quest For Genius. The exhibit showed several of Michelangelo's drawings from his Casa Buonarroti Museum in Florence. These drawings showed Michelangelo's creative process in completing his masterpieces. In every genius there were torment, struggles and then mastery. Michelangelo learnt to draw people from actual live models and cadavers. He drew every human body part, down to the muscles and individual features of the model. He used these drawings as practice to create the Sistine Chapel ceiling, the Last Judgement, his paintings and sculptural works like the Pieta and David. This exhibit showed Michelangelo's humanity and at the same time his master genius. Michelangelo is for me the best artist of them all just because he created the Sistine Chapel ceiling, the last Judgement, the Pieta and David. These are priceless masterpieces that show the history of mankind and connects us to the great power of God. 
 
 Michelangelo's drawing of the head as his practise to create the Sistine Chapel.
The drawing on the right is the Madonna and Child. 

 
French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, greatly admired Michelangelo. Rodin traveled to Florence and Rome to study Michelangelo's technique. Rodin applied what he learnt to his bronze sculptures that are displayed in Paris at the Musee Rodin. The Exhibit here at the AGO included some of Rodin's sculptures to compliment Michelangelo's drawings. View here Holt Renfrew's tribute to the Exhibit titled Renaissance Woman which celebrated these masterpieces by Michelangelo and Rodin with Fashion. (Photo credit: Holts Muse)


Michelangelo Exhibit is now at the AGO till January 11, 2015. 


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  1. That quote is so true, there is only one Michelangelo in the world and as you, I admire him a lot, his genius, creativity and talent are outstanding beyond words. Sistine Chapel is a masterpiece, remember the first time I saw it, I was with the nose up all the time enchanted. This exhibit is a must see! xo

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  2. Michelangelo.. the genius. I live in Rome and I love to go to visit his masterpiece, Sistine Chapel. Whenever I have the chills!!

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  3. Wonderful post, Pamela, and I love the quote.

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  4. This is the kind of exhibitions that I like to attend. What a genius Michelangelo was; it lives on centuries later.

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  5. I would like to visit the exposition, looks interesting, I love the art.
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  6. This looks like a fabulous exhibit! I love the Holt Renfrew collaboration too. Hope you are savoring the season!! xoxo

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  7. Soooo amazing, it would have been perfect to see this :))) Am glad you enjoyed it and shared. I hope you have a gorgeous day xx

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  8. Really interesting!
    Great quote, Michelangelo was THE GENIUS!!!!
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  9. A long weekend away and Christmas preparations and as a result I'm behind with my blog reading and my own posts! This is an exhibition I would enjoy. I visited the Sistine Chapel a few years ago and it really took my breath away. Spectacular!

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  10. I would love to see this exhibition! He created some powerful pieces of art!
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