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The Fitzwilliam Museum
It has always been known that Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) made sculptures from bronze as well as marble. However, they disappeared centuries ago, or so at least it has long been believed. Based on persuasive evidence from diverse disciplines – art history, conservation science and anatomy – the authors of this beautifully-illustrated book produce powerful arguments pointing to a startling possibility. Could it be that not one, but two Michelangelo bronzes – muscular, powerful and idealized male nudes riding snarling panthers – have survived after all?
(Martin Gayford, art critic and author of Michelangelo: An Epic Life 2013)
84 pages, fully illustrated throughout, paperback.