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Event
22 October 2022 - 08 January 2023

Michelangelo's Pietà

Overview

The three Pietàs by Michelangelo, in the form of plaster casts, arrive to the Sala delle Cariatidi of Palazzo Reale in Milan. They will be reunited and exhibited in a uniquely spectacular and exciting setting designed by Massimo Chimenti, for the exhibition “Michelangelo's Pietà. Three historical casts set for the Sala delle Cariatidi.” running from October 22nd to January 8th 2023

The exhibition - promoted and produced by the Municipality of Milano-Cultura and organized by the Palazzo Reale in addition to the Castello Sforzesco - is curated by Giovanna Mori, Domenico Piraina and Claudio Salsi.

Coming to fruition due to the collaboration of the Municipality of Milan, the Municipality of Florence and the Vatican Museums, the exhibition will allow visitors to appreciate Michelangelo's art and inventiveness through the comparison of the three nineteenth-century casts.

Three lengths of fabric, drawn over the entire height of the room creating great visual impact, form the backdrop to the Pietà, amplifying their strong aesthetic value and the religious sense evoked by the sculptor in three different phases of his life.

The exhibition aims to lead the visitors' eye to focus on the maturing sentiments of one of the greatest geniuses in the history of art. Showing how the same passion can achieve such different results, in the hands of an artist, and through time become inspirational. The catalog, published by Silvana Editoriale, makes use of texts from the Scientific Committee and of curators, presenting important essays and files relating to the three Pietà by Michelangelo. From the early Vatican Pietà, to the Pietà della maturity created for the Florence Cathedral and finally to the Pietà Rondanini, carved in old age and remaining unfinished.

Photo credit: Mauro Ranzani

Hours

Monday closed

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday,

Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 -19.30

Thursday: 10:00 -22.30

Last admission 30 minutes before the exhibition closes

Tickets

Free enter

Access to the exhibition is every 20 minutes with a maximum of up to 40 people

To find out how to access and the costs of event tickets, consult the official website:

Le Pietà di Michelangelo Tre calchi storici per la Sala delle Cariatidi (palazzorealemilano.it)

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Tickets

Free enter

Access to the exhibition is every 20 minutes with a maximum of up to 40 people

To find out how to access and the costs of event tickets, consult the official website:

Le Pietà di Michelangelo Tre calchi storici per la Sala delle Cariatidi (palazzorealemilano.it)

Palazzo Reale Milano
P.za del Duomo, 12, 20122 Milano MI, Italia
Call +390288465230 Website

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