New creations of the genius artist, Michelangelo, might have been unveiled. Two bronze statues, with an unknown author are believed to have been the creation of Michelangelo himself.
Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Fitzwilliam Museum, believe that two unknown author bronze statues, might have been created by Michelangelo.
The two sculptures have a height of one meter and are the representation of a younger man and an older man, ridding two panthers. If it will eventually be confirmed that the statues belong to Michelangelo, they will become the first bronze statues belonging to the renaissance artists, who was also the creator of the paintings from the walls of the Sistine Chapel.
The statues have been first attributed to Michelangelo, in the nineteen century, but for the next 120 years their origin has been questioned due to the lacking of the artist’s signature and proof leading to him.
In the fall of 2014, history professor at the University of Cambridge, Paul Joannides, has come across the drawing of a young well built man, who was ridding a panther. The drawing was a copy made by one of Michelangelo’s students after one of his sketches. This suggested the fact, that the artist was preparing for the creation of an unusual sculpture.
The bronze statues, stand for remarkable and captivating work s of art which deserve to be studied in detail, stated Victoria Avery, from the Applied Arts Department of the Fitzwilliam museum.
The sketches of the two statues, had very similar features with the pieces created by Michelangelo between 1500 and 1510 and the analysis of the dating, showed that the statues have been created around that period.
History art experts have been aware that Michelangelo has designed several bronze statues, but all of them have been considered to be lost. Michelangelo has also created a marble statue, representing a smaller version of David, but it got lost during the French revolution. Another one of his bronze statues, had been the one of Pope Iulius the second, but it was melted, and the material was used to to assemble artillery objects, at only three months after its creation.
The two bronze statues will be displayed at the Fitzwilliam Museum from Cambridge until the month of August. Researches and investigations will continue and the final results will be announced in July.
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