Renaissance masterpieces revealed

Monday, February 2, 2015
Renaissance masterpieces revealed

A pair of remarkable bronze sculptures has been attributed to one of the greatest Italian Renaissance artists. The discovery follows new evidence found by a team international experts in collaboration with the University of Cambridge.

Renaissance masterpieces revealed

A pair of remarkable bronze sculptures has been attributed to one of the greatest Italian Renaissance artists. The discovery follows new evidence found by a team international experts in collaboration with the University of Cambridge.

"It was thought that no bronzes by Michelangelo had survived - now experts believe they have found not one, but two - with a tiny detail in a 500-year-old drawing providing vital evidence."

Founded in 1816 the Fitzwilliam Museum is the principal museum of the University of Cambridge and lead partner for the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) Major Partner Museum programme, funded by The Arts Council. The Fitzwilliam’s collections explore world history and art from antiquity to the present day. It houses over half a million objects from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman artefacts, to medieval illuminated manuscripts, masterpiece paintings from the Renaissance to the 21st century, world class prints and drawings, and outstanding collections of applied arts, ceramics, coins, and Asian arts. The Fitzwilliam presents a wide ranging public programme of major exhibitions, events and education activities, and is an internationally recognised institute of learning, research and conservation.

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Luc Tuymans, Flemish Village 1995.  Collection MuHKA, Antwerp

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