The louvre presents an exhibition about sculpting in Italy from Donatello to Michelangelo

From May 6 to August 17, 2020 the Louvre highlights the sculpture in Italy from Donatello to Michelangelo (1460-1520). We discover the studies carried out by sculptors to express their feelings the more realistic way possible.

With this exhibition, Le Corps et l’Ame [Body and Soul], the Louvre endeavors to present an important part of the Italian Renaissance: the almost scientific research for realism. For 3 months, May 6 to August 17, 2020, the Parisian museum brings together a whole bunch of sculptures from the Quattrocento to the early Cinquecento.

At that age, sculptors take it into their heads to present men in a realistic way, from their physical traits to their intimate feelings. These researches will lead Donatello, Lombardo then Michelangelo to study fury, grace as well as all the traits that could move and convince viewers. This work on representing feelings will be at the heart of the second half of the Quattrocento and the early Cinquecento, the apex of the Renaissance and leading to Michelangelo’s works.
To go even further in these studies, the Louvre presents – next to theses sculptures – the major paintings and sketches from that time and most of them come from the Castello Sforzesco museum in Milano.

Elodie D.
Last updated on 22 July 2019

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From 6 May 2020 to 17 August 2020



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    Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre

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