The art of Michelangelo

Date and time

Friday 19 & 26 May, 11am–4pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Richard Stemp

Tickets

£48/£40 conc./£36 Members

Learn about Michelangelo’s life and art, from his early career in Florence to his final years in Rome.

This two-day course introduces all of Michelangelo's major works, exploring his stylistic development, and situating his paintings, sculptures, drawings, poetry and architecture within the wider cultural context of the Italian Renaissance.

Provisional programme

Please note that this programme is subject to change:

Day 1: Friday 19 May

Morning: Michelangelo’s paintings

11–11.50am: 'Life and works' - putting the panel paintings in context
11.50am–12.05pm: Break (tea and coffee provided)
12.05–1pm: Case study: The Sistine Chapel
1–2pm: Lunch (not provided)

Afternoon: Michelangelo’s sculptures

2–2.55pm: Conclusions and beginnings: The independent sculptures
2.55–3.10pm: Break (tea and coffee provided)
3.10–4pm: Case study: The tomb of Julius II

Day 2: Friday 26 May

Morning: Michelangelo’s works on paper

11–11.50am: A restless spirit: Michelangelo's drawings and poetry
11.50am12.05pm: Break (tea and coffee provided)
12.05–1pm: Case study: The collaboration with Sebastiano
1–2pm: Lunch (not provided)

Afternoon: Michelangelo’s architecture

2–2.55pm: Manipulating light and space: Michelangelo’s architecture in Florence
2.55–3.10pm: Break (tea and coffee provided)
3.10–4pm: Beyond the building: architecture and urban planning in Rome 

Image above: Detail from Michelangelo, Study for the Raising of Lazarus, 1516 © The Trustees of the British Museum