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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
(00:01:25) 197 views

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Focused in Full Sight
(00:01:35) 172 views

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After Victory
(00:02:07) 658 views

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The Myth behind the Bust
(00:01:37) 166 views

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Agony's Body Language
(00:02:02) 506 views

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One Artist, Many Faces
(00:01:52) 205 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) 442 views

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Beauty and Laughter Entwined
(00:01:53) 486 views

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To Bite or Not To Bite?
(00:01:34) 909 views

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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
(02:22:26) 303 views

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The Electrotyping Process
(00:03:05) 4016 views