IN THE NAME OF MICHELANGELO: LIVES AND WORKS OF MICHELANGELO BUONAROTTI AND MICHELANGELO MERISI
This piece intends to create interest and passion for two key figures in the Italian cultural and artistic landscape united by the same name: Michelangelo. Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) and Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio (1571-1610) have a contrasting conceptions of art, possess many affinities that align them. In particulary the Lombard Caravaggio was inspired by the Florentine Buonarroti, recognizing his resounding value, in a very personal artistic competition with him. They were artists of unparalleled technical capability and exquisite intelligence, both they changed the world, the habits, the conventions that surrounded them. Since then, the “fire” of their novelties never ceased to burn and it is for this reason that, to this day, their glories are still universally acknowledged.