On the 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo Buonarroti (18 February 1564) the city of Florence rendered homage to the great sculptor through a series of expositions and conferences, among them was the exhibit “Il Potere dello Sguardo”, realized through the photographs of Aurelio Amendola. Amendola, one of the most famous Italian art photographer, allows to closely observe so that we can almost ‘touch’ with our eyes the surfaces of Michelangelo’s sculptures. In this way, we can perceive the smoothness and the roughness of the material, the small ruts and natural imperfections of the marble. This perception is amplified using contrasting light and shadow that immerses us into the atmosphere of magic and mystery.
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