An unusual new exhibition in Florence contrasts the
art of controversial 20th-century photographer Robert Mapplethorpe with
that of Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti in a celebration of
the human form.
The exhibition sets 93 photographs by
Mapplethorpe against the prestigious backdrop of Florence's Galleria
dell'Accademia. In total, 111 artworks are displayed as part of the
show. The Michelangelo pieces include the museum's star attraction, his
original David sculpture, as well as four drawings, a wax model and his
The exhibition, Robert Mapplethorpe "La Perfezione Nella Forma"
(Perfection In Form), coincides with the 20th anniversary of
Mapplethorpe's death at age 43.
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