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Fri Nov 10, 2017, 06:27 PM

Michelangelo Is the Divine Star of the Must-See Show of the Season.

The Metropolitan Museumís show of 133 drawings by the Renaissance artist, the largest ever assembled, is a tour de genius ó the evolution of Michelangelo as deity and brand.

'ďMichelangelo: Divine Draftsman and DesignerĒ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a monument to a monument. With more than 200 works, and a core group of 133 drawings by the beyond-famous artist ó the largest number ever assembled ó on loan from some 50 front-rank collections, itís a curatorial coup. More important, itís an art historical tour de force: a panoptic view of a titanic career as recorded in the most fragile of media ó paper, chalk, and ink.

Itís a show with demands: It requires that you be fully present. Snapping it with smartphones wonít do. Drawing is more than a graphic experience; itís a textural one, about the pressure of crayon and pen on a page; the subliminal fade and focus of lines; the weave and shadow-creating swells of surfaces. Barely seeable, never mind photographable, these effects are, one way or another, the truest evidence of the artistís hand.'>>>

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/arts/design/michelangelo-review-metropolitan-museum-of-art-carmen-bambach.html?

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justhanginon Nov 10 #1

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Fri Nov 10, 2017, 06:49 PM

1. Art, much like a symphony or an opera, when experienced in person

is a whole 'nother ball game. The nuances are astounding and only to be had by seeing or hearing in person. Well worth the trouble and expense if you can.

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