The beauty of Michelangelo, in black and white

Michelangelo Buonarroti - the "divine", the master of the Renaissance - died 450 years ago. On the occasion, from January 8 to March 15, 2014, the Museum of the Medici Chapels, in Florence, hosts the temporary exhibition “Michelangelo – The Power of Gaze”: 23 large-format evocative photos by Aurelio Amendola, picturing the details of Michelangelo’s works. The subjects are the sculptures of the New Sacristy of San Lorenzo, the David and the Prisoners, whose beauty stands out thanks to the splendid black and white and the perfect play of light and shadow. david michelangelo amendola il potere dello sguardo amendola The exhibition is made of a first group of 15 images, of four beautiful pictures of the David and of a third section, two photographs of the Prisoners. Two other images, showing some details of the murals found in the secret room, where probably Michelangelo hid during the siege of Florence in 1530, are on display in the Chapel to the right of the New Sacristy. prigioni amendola il potere dello sguardo amendola   INFORMATION THE POWER OF GAZE January 8 – March 15, 2014 Medici Chapels Museum, Florence Tickets: 6 €, reduced 3 € Opening time: 8.15am – 1.50pm Closed on the 2nd and 4th Sunday and on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of each month www.polomuseale.firenze.it