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February 26, 2017

Years ago, I had the opportunity to spend an outrageous amount of time at the The Met. I actually worked there for a few years. I'd study whatever was in whichever gallery I happened to be in. I'd read about the collection. And sometimes I'd just stare at whatever was...

January 20, 2017

San Pietro in Vincoli (English: Saint Peter In Chains) is a small-ish church in Rome, on what used to be the outskirts of the city. The most famous resident is Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses... originally intended as part of the funerary monument of Pope Julius II....

January 20, 2017

I guess it goes without saying that The Vatican is going to house the greatest and most impressive collection of ancient Roman and high renaissance art in the world. After all, these are the guys who commissioned all the work. But I'll say it anyway: The Vatican houses...

January 20, 2017

The Accademia in Florence is home to Michelangelo's David, which is *easily* the most famous sculpture in the world (and has been since it was completed 500 years ago). 

It's also home to a half dozen of Michelangelo's "non-finito" or 'unfinished' sculptures - mainly fi...

January 20, 2017

In my opinion The Bargello (sculpture museum) in Florence is the best bargain in the city. At just 4 euros to enter the 4 Michelangelo sculptures alone were worth the admission fee. They've also got the most stunning collection of Donatellos and the original competitio...

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