A Michelangelo Discovery Symposium - Monday 6 July

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Created: 2016-08-08 09:31
Institution: Fitzwilliam Museum
Description: In addition to their authorship and date of manufacture, the Rothschild bronzes throw up many other questions: who commissioned them and for where; how were they originally displayed; and what do they mean? A one-day symposium was held at Downing College, University of Cambridge, in July 2015, to try to answer some of these questions. Papers covering a range of topics were presented to c. 120 delegates by a team of international experts.
Website: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/research/michelangelodiscovery
 

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The Rothschild nudes: an anatomical who dunnit - Peter Abrahams

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Unsigned and undocumented, the Rothschild bronzes pose many questions, not least who made them. They have recently been attributed to Michelangelo and dated to c. 1506-08, based...

Collection: A Michelangelo Discovery Symposium - Monday 6 July

Institution: Fitzwilliam Museum

Created: Mon 8 Aug 2016


Technical considerations of the Rothschild bronzes - Robert van Langh

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My paper will focus on how the bronzes were made and why their surfaces look the way they do. It discusses the technological evidence which suggests that they were cast early on...

Collection: A Michelangelo Discovery Symposium - Monday 6 July

Institution: Fitzwilliam Museum

Created: Mon 8 Aug 2016


Reconstructing the Rothschild bronzes - Andrew Lacey

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As a sculptor, bronze-caster and archaeo-metallurgist, I am fascinated by how the Rothschild bronzes were made. Working in close collaboration with Robert van Langh, I have made...

Collection: A Michelangelo Discovery Symposium - Monday 6 July

Institution: Fitzwilliam Museum

Created: Mon 8 Aug 2016


The Rothschild bronzes: a possible patron and context for the commission - Martin Gayford

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My paper will consider whether there was a point in Michelangelo’s packed schedule in the first decade of the sixteenth century in to which the making of the bronzes might have...

Collection: A Michelangelo Discovery Symposium - Monday 6 July

Institution: Fitzwilliam Museum

Created: Mon 8 Aug 2016


Subject and meaning: the Rothschild bronzes - William E. Wallace

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The Rothschild bronzes are impressive and fascinating objects. Their attribution to Michelangelo will continue to generate debate and disagreement. Somewhat less controversial is...

Collection: A Michelangelo Discovery Symposium - Monday 6 July

Institution: Fitzwilliam Museum

Created: Mon 8 Aug 2016


What a ride! Brilliant balance and the beasts of the Rothschild bronzes - Faya Causey

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My paper is mostly iconographic. Why do the four-legged beasts look as they do and what are their sources? The remarkable athleticism of the riders also deserves a closer look.

Collection: A Michelangelo Discovery Symposium - Monday 6 July

Institution: Fitzwilliam Museum

Created: Mon 8 Aug 2016


Michelangelo's bronze David: its ancestry and progeny - David Ekserdjian

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Michelangelo’s bronze David, which was sent to France at the time of its manufacture in the first decade of the sixteenth century, and disappeared in the nineteenth, may in theory...

Collection: A Michelangelo Discovery Symposium - Monday 6 July

Institution: Fitzwilliam Museum

Created: Mon 8 Aug 2016


Michelangelo's bronze River Gods: perpetuation, gemination and modification - Eike Schmidt

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In the Bargello are two small bronzes of River gods cast from models that Michelangelo made in connection with the New Sacristy in San Lorenzo. The Bargello bronzes have received...

Collection: A Michelangelo Discovery Symposium - Monday 6 July

Institution: Fitzwilliam Museum

Created: Mon 8 Aug 2016


Michelangelo and Rustici - Paul Joannides

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My paper will begin with a few words about the unique bronze Hercules Pomarius in the Victoria and Albert Museum, which I attributed to Michelangelo many years ago, and recalling...

Collection: A Michelangelo Discovery Symposium - Monday 6 July

Institution: Fitzwilliam Museum

Created: Mon 8 Aug 2016


Non è la mia professione: Michelangelo and the arti minori - Timothy Clifford

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Michelangelo’s work as a sculptor, painter on panel and in fresco, as an architect and as an expert on fortifications have all received massive attention from scholars but his...

Collection: A Michelangelo Discovery Symposium - Monday 6 July

Institution: Fitzwilliam Museum

Created: Mon 8 Aug 2016