Divine Michelangelo - press pack
ONE brings you the story of art's first superstar
To produce one of the world's great masterpieces is impressive.
create three is truly astonishing - but this is exactly what Michelangelo
did five hundred years ago.
his own hands he designed and created the most famous sculpture
in the world - the David; the most awe-inspiring painting - the
ceiling of the Sistine chapel; and one of the world's greatest buildings
- the dome of St Peter's, the jewel in the crown of the Roman skyline.
the year that the David celebrates its 500th anniversary, BBC ONE
brings to life the story of one of the most gifted, and tempestuous,
artists in history.
a traumatic childhood, Michelangelo rose to the heady heights of
artistic genius as sculptor, painter, architect and poet.
work is on such a scale, of such awesome power and breathtaking
beauty, that for centuries people couldn't believe it was created
by a mortal.
extraordinary life spanned almost 90 years from 1475 to 1564.
was a complex character: at times bad-tempered and paranoid, at
others generous and affectionate.
passion for art, for beauty and for God was his driving force throughout
this two-part series - beginning on Sunday 29 February at 7.00pm
on BBC ONE - leading art historians debunk the many myths surrounding
the artist's extraordinary life and modern-day artists attempt to
recreate elements of Michelangelo's most iconic works - from tackling
fresco technique through to carving a replica of the David.
is combined with dramatic reconstructions of Michelangelo's life
based on his actual words.
in Rome and Florence, with Shakespearean actor Stephen Noonan
playing the artist, the series explores how Michelangelo emerged
as the true embodiment of the renaissance, allegedly divinely inspired.
10 things you didn't know about Michelangelo
of Michelangelo's major artworks
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