8 October - 9 January 2011. Promoted by organisers as the world's biggest Michelangelo Buonarroti show in twenty years, the exhibition at the Albertina includes over 100 drawings by the Renaissance genius, highlighting his deftness for depicting the human body. Included in the show is his earliest existing drawing and drafts for the frescoes in Rome's Sistine Chapel. Over his lifetime Michelangelo (1475-1564) created in excess of 20,000 drawings, of which about 600 have survived. Through his drawings, the Albertina evaluates his amazing versatility as an architect and sculptor. A handful of the works on show come from the museum's own collection while the majority are on loan from the Uffizi, the Louvre and New York's MoMA, as well as from private collections around the world.
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Michelangelo: The Drawings of a Genius
Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna, tel. +43(0)1534830.