Exhibition - Michelangelo Drawings - Closer to the Master


Just for information - anyone interested should try and go and see…

Michelangelo Drawing exhibition at the British Museum in London

Theres a book already out on it - had a look in borders and promises to have a very good selection of work on display…

heres a link

opens 23rd march




Thanks for posting this! Why must all the great exhibits be in Europe??! :cry: :cry: :cry:
Hope you get the chance to give us a report on this…contemplates hopping the pond :rolleyes:

Cheers, :wink:



Whee that sounds great, I’ll probably be in London at some point while that is on!

Cooooommme Becca, you know you want to waves chocolate bar enticingly


cries silently in corner :scream:


I worked on the exhibition graphics for this exhibition. I am trying to wangle some free tickets, fingers crossed!!


Heh. Rebecca cheer up - you’ve got some kick ass stuff over there in the states - and dont complain - there was a rubens drawing exhibition on a while back at the met was it not?! But it is a shame seeing as rubens and michelangelo are two of your favs - at the very least you could buy the book?? There was only a room of rubens drawings in london - studies of Laocoon (sp) - and some copies rubens did of michelangelo. I looked at those drawings for ages - really stunning. I cant understand how anybody cant be bowled over by those drawings.

I dunno if i’ll have the time/money for this one - i’ll have to see… i’ll let you know what its like if i do go…

Im sure it wouldent be too expensive if you booked your flight much in advance rebecca? heh.

Velazquez is on later this year also… october!



Sweet! I hope you do get free tickets! :thumbsup:


Lol, thanks, I will definitely be buying the book…good books with Drawings are hard to find, and Michelangelo left precious few for us to ogle over.

Hope you’ll be able to make it! :slight_smile:




rebecca - just in case - and for anyone else

i think this is the book that the british museum are selling


there is also a book on michelangelo and raphael drawings by the curator of the ashmolean museum in oxford - it looks not bad and is only around ten pounds.



Awesome, thanks! Did you want to post this in the Books thread as well?

Cheers, :slight_smile:



Will do rebecca - i totally forgot.

Im going to drop a lot of books in the books thread soon - once i’ve read enough that is. heh.




If anyone wants to go, be sure to book ahead online. They have timed entry, which is a good thing actually. But when I went there spontaneously, I would have had to wait for 2 1/2 hours to get in, so I just got the book, which is pretty nice though.



Glad to hear you enjoyed the exhibit! :slight_smile:

If anyone is interested, there is an entertaining fictional biography about Michelangelo that is pretty well~known:
The Agony and the Ecstasy : A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo (Paperback)
by Irving Stone




Hi guys, just to let you know, I went to this a couple of days ago and it was amazing, I got the book you mentioned. I don’t have time to write a review right now, but I probably will tommorrow.

I would recommend it to all of you.



Looking forward to seeing your review, Jack! :slight_smile:

In somewhat related news, it looks like I’ll finally be going to see the Body Worlds exhibition next week.

Cheers, :slight_smile:



Ohh I really want to see this!! I will have to speak to my art teacher see if we can organise a trip, if not I will see if I can pursuade my friends to come.


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