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 drawing played in art production throughout Europe during the Renaissance. Michelangelo and the Vatican features drawings, cartoons, paintings, sculpture, and prints by Michelangelo and his predecessors and successors, including Raphael and Titian.
Remembered for his enthusiastic patronage of the arts in general, and of Michelangelo in particular, Pope Paul III oversaw the completion of the 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 by Marcello Venusti.
This 45-minute, docent-led tour explores the exhibition and encourages visitors to discuss the artwork together.
Drop in! This tour is free with admission to “Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples."