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Fascinating insight into the mind of Michelangelo

11 May 2024

9:00 AM

11 May 2024

9:00 AM

Michelangelo: the last decades

British Museum, until 28 July

You’re pushing 60 and an important patron asks you to repeat an artistic feat you accomplished in your thirties. There’s nothing more daunting than having to compete with your younger self, but the patron is the Pope. How can you say no?

Besides, it’s an excuse to get away from Florence, where your work for the republicans who expelled the Medici has become an embarrassment since their return.

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