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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
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Hands: Silent Yet Speaking
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Focused in Full Sight
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After Victory
(00:02:07) 799 views

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The Myth behind the Bust
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Agony's Body Language
(00:02:02) 569 views

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One Artist, Many Faces
(00:01:52) 213 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) 481 views

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Beauty and Laughter Entwined
(00:01:53) 523 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) 4047 views