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Michelangelo Private Collection Sculpture Exhibition - FREE Event

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Michelangelo sculptures for you to enjoy


If you love art then you have probably craved a trip to Italy. One of the must-sees on such a grand tour are Michelangelo's world-famous sculptures ranging from the well-known statue of David in Florence to the Pieta depicting the Virgin Mary grieving over the body of Jesus, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City.

Artisans of Florence


But now without having to travel, you can simply pop in to see them for free in Melbourne. This is not just a great experience for cultural travellers and lovers of art but also for those studying art.

Artisans of Florence International is behind this experience. They are a touring exhibition company for the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Florence.



They design and develop touring artisanal exhibitions that have been seen in 100 countries in six continents, with over 20 million visitors worldwide.

The Artisans of Florence International proudly presents a collection of ten Michelangelo sculptures in Melbourne. The re-created artworks are on display exclusively at 101 Collins Street until August 10.

With permission from Casa Buonarroti (Michelangelo Museum) in Florence, the sculptures were made using rare 19th Century casts that Professor Andrea Chiesi (former Director and Chief Curator) of the Gipsoteca Nazionale di Firenze created from the originals.

To be able to see such detail up close is a rare opportunity. Given, for example, that the full statue of David is 5.14m high and is then raised on a plinth. The expression on his face is quite confronting as you walk in the entrance of 101 Collins Street the elegant, marble-tiled foyer of the iconic 101 Collins Street skyscraper.

The famous Pieta, depicting the Virgin Mary grieving over the body of Jesus, by Michelangelo is also there for you to see. Michelangelo was only 24 when he completed what has since been regarded as one of the world's great masterpieces.

You can marvel at the evocative beauty and technical excellence for which Michelangelo became known as the greatest Renaissance artist but you will not have to contend with European crowds.

Please note this exhibition is only on display until August 10 from Monday to Friday, 7 am 7 pm.






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Why? You might not get to Florence but you can see these magnificent scupltures
When: Weekdays 7am -7pm (not weekends)
Where: 101 Collins Street Melbourne
Cost: FREE entry. The collection of Michelangelo sculptures are for private sale
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