Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Michelangelo's dreams of male muse go on show at Courtauld

London gallery displays finest of Renaissance artist's drawings for his friends, with loans from the Vatican and the Queen.

Some of the most magnificent drawings ever executed – physical manifestations of Michelangelo's love and infatuation for a handsome and intelligent teenage boy – will on Thursday go on display as a group for the first time.

The groundbreaking show at the Courtauld gallery in London, with loans from the Vatican and the Queen, is essentially a joyously gay love story.

Read the full article in the Guardian here.

See also, in the Guardian, Michelangelo's drawings at the Courtauld gallery are intimate encounter with an artist in love.

Michelangelo's Dream
Courtauld gallery,
Starts 18 February
Until 16 May

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