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Florence Show Compares Mapplethorpe and Michelangelo

Posted By Administration, Friday, May 29, 2009
Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013

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 Four Prisoners.

The exhibition, Robert Mapplethorpe "La Perfezione Nella Forma" (Perfection In Form), coincides with the 20th anniversary of Mapplethorpe's death at age 43.

Read the complete article in ANSA.

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