[PAST EVENT] Distinguished Scholar Lecture - Dr. John T. Spike - Michelangelo

October 13, 2011
6pm - 7pm
Muscarelle Museum of Art
611 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Distinguished Scholar Lecture - Dr. John T. Spike

Young Michelangelo: The Path to the Sistine

From the apprentice who at the age of 13 draws copies that are indistinguishable from his master's originals; to the miracle of the Pieta; to the completion of the David, a task considered impossible; to the young man's return to Rome at the age of 33 to undertake the vast ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, young Michelangelo probes the formative years of a genius, underscoring his personal rivalries and fascination with the eternal contrasts of pagan/sacred, perfect/imperfect, colossal and impossible.