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Michelangelo Symposium Part 1: Luke Syson

Join international scholars to explore the pivotal decade of the 1490s in Florence and the formation and evolution of the young Michelangelo. Prompted by the recent loan by the French Republic to the Metropolitan Museum of the fragmentary marble statue Young Archer that many scholars attribute to Michelangelo, this symposium provides occasion to reflect on the sculpture and the confluence of dramatic forces that shaped Renaissance Florence.

Recorded May 18–19, 2012

Part One of Seventeen

Introduction
Luke Syson, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Curator in Charge, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This program is made possible by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Collections, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts (73)

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Beauty and Belief
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Silent Dynamism
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A Family Gripped by Crisis
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The Body as High Drama
(00:02:01) 340 views

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Hands: Silent Yet Speaking
(00:01:25) 242 views

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Focused in Full Sight
(00:01:35) 1136 views

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After Victory
(00:02:07) 925 views

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The Myth behind the Bust
(00:01:37) 212 views

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Agony's Body Language
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One Artist, Many Faces
(00:01:52) 234 views

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A Face Refuses Contact
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Collective Anxiety
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Art or Fiction?
(00:01:55) 535 views

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Beauty and Laughter Entwined
(00:01:53) 674 views

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To Bite or Not To Bite?
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The Roentgens' Rolltop Desk
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Abraham Roentgen's Writing Desk
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Thinking Outside the Box
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The Electrotyping Process
(00:03:05) 4074 views