Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte Naples

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents masterworks by Michelangelo and his contemporaries that highlight the legacy of Pope Paul III and the vital role that drawing played in art production throughout Europe during the Renaissance. Michelangelo and the Vatican features 16th-century drawings, cartoons, paintings, sculpture, and prints by Michelangelo, as well as Raphael, Rubens, Tintoretto, and Titian.

Photos (L to R):
1. Attributed to Michelangelo Buonarroti and workshop (over initial sketch by the master with later restorations), Cartoon of Venus Kissed by Cupid, c. 1535, Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Naples.
2. Marcello Venusti after Michelangelo Buonarroti, The Last Judgment, 1549, Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples.
3. Tiziano Vecello, called Titian, Portrait of Pope Paul III, 1543, Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples.
4. Michelangelo Buonarroti, with the carpenters of the Fabbrica di San Pietro, Model of the Vault of the Chapel of the King of France in Saint Peter’s Basilica, late 1556–early 1557, Fabbrica di San Pietro, Vatican City.
5. Raphael, Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, 1512, Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples; photo by Luciano Pedicini, 1999, courtesy of Alinari / Art Resource, NY.

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  • On display March 11 - June 10, 2018
  • Michelangelo, Raphael, Rubens, Tintoretto and Titian
  • Children 12 & under are always free
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte Naples

Masterworks by Michelangelo and his contemporaries highlight the artistic legacy of Pope Paul III and the vital role that drawing played in art production throughout Europe in the late 15th and 16th centuries. Michelangelo and the Vatican features drawings, cartoons, paintings, sculpture, and prints by Renaissance master Michelangelo and his predecessors and successors, including Raphael, Rubens, Tintoretto, and Titian.

Largely drawn from the renowned collection of the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, Italy, the exhibition presents 40 works from the 16th century, many of which were commissioned or completed during the papacy of Alessandro Farnese, Pope Paul III. Remembered for his enthusiastic patronage of the arts in general, and of Michelangelo (1475–1564) in particular, Pope Paul III oversaw the completion of Michelangelo’s stupendous fresco The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel. The exhibition features a unique, large-scale copy of The Last Judgment painted in oil by Marcello Venusti.

Additional highlights include two of Michelangelo’s finest monumental drawings: Venus Kissed by Cupid and Roman Soldiers; as well as two iconic portraits of Pope Paul III by Italy’s greatest Renaissance masters: Raphael and Titian. Complementing the Capodimonte Museum loans are works from the Vatican, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the University of Chicago Library, private collectors, and the MFAH collections.

Children 12 & under are always free - obtain free child day passes on-site at the admissions desk. Value of the ticket may not be refunded or transferred.

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Jun 10th 2018

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