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The drawings were shipped with armed guards, the travel schedule kept secret, in frames equipped with their own precise micro-climates and sensors linked to computers in Italy. Once at their destination – a small museum on a Virginia college campus – more than a thousand students lined up on a cold night for their chance to spend time, up close, with Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings.
After its extremely successful exhibition “Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings From the Casa Buonarroti” last year, the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., is turning its attention to another Renaissance giant.
The drawings were shipped with armed guards, the travel schedule kept secret, in frames equipped with their own precise micro-climates and sensors linked to computers in Italy.
Michelangelo was a notorious miser. He drew on every scrap he found around his studio, only on rare occasions beginning a drawing on a fresh sheet (typically when the sheet was intended for a patron’s eyes).
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Twenty-five drawings by Michelangelo begin a two-city U.S. exhibition in Virginia on Saturday, including some works never before seen in the United States and many that offer a glimpse into the mind of the master and the tumultuous times in which he lived.