Renacimiento

Una nueva forma de ver el mundo y al ser humano

Renacimiento, la cumbre del conocimiento y de la multidisciplina en un mundo donde hombres como Michelangelo Buonarroti, Raffaello Sanzio, Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Fra Angélico o Leonardo da Vinci hicieron volar con la imaginación a una humanidad que empezaba a comprender el significado del antropocentrismo, doctrina que sitúa al ser humano como medida de todas las cosas. El hombre dejaba de responsabilizar y a la vez culpar a Dios y buscaba respuestas científicas a todo cuanto le rodeaba. O como lo definió Albert Einstein: «El Renacimiento italiano, que significó el fin de la paralización cultural de la Edad Media, se basó en la libertad y en el relativo aislamiento del individuo».

Se suele atribuir el origen del término «Renacimiento» a Giorgio Vasari, célebre autor de Le vite de’ più eccellenti pittori, scultori e architettori y contemporáneo de esta época; sin embargo, el vocablo como tal aparece literariamente hablando en Francia en 1829 «de la mano de Balzac, quien lo colocó en labios de uno de los personajes de Le Bal de Sceaux, caracterizando ya entonces la pintura flamenca e italiana posteriores a la Edad Media» y desde ese momento ha sido el vocablo que se ha utilizado para designar una época de tanto esplendor como fue el Renacimiento.

A questi si affianca una copia antica di un ritratto di Lutero, il dittico di Adamo ed Eva e una Madonna col Bambino e il san Giovannino, tutti sempre di Cranach. Del percorso espositivo fanno parte anche  i ritratti di personalità fiorentine inquisite per aver manifestato il loro interesse verso le nuove teorie religiose: Pietro Carnesecchi, di Domenico Puligo, e Bartolomeo Panciatichi, di Agnolo Bronzino....

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from November 13, 2017, through February 12, 2018, will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: 133 of his drawings, 3 of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, and his wood architectural model for a chapel vault. A substantial body of complementary works by his teachers, associates, pupils, and artists who were influenced by him or who worked in collaboration with him will also be displayed for comparison and context. A towering genius in the history of Western art, Michelangelo was celebrated during his long life for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all of the arts. For his mastery of drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, he was called Il divino ("the divine one") by his contemporaries. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today. "This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to experience first-hand the unique genius of Michelangelo," said Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO of The Met. "The exhibition will display the magnificent beauty of Michelangelo's works in order to deepen our understanding of his creative process." The exhibition is made possible by Morgan Stanley. Additional support is provided by an anonymous donor, the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund, Dinah Seiver and Thomas E. Foster, Cathrin M. Stickney and Mark...

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