Michelangelo - Love and Death released in cinemas across United Kingdom from 13 June

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The concluding film in Season Four of EXHIBITION ON SCREEN will explore the life and work of renowned sculptor, painter, architect and poet Michelangelo.

Michelangelo - Love and Death offers a cinematic journey through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican, to the print and drawing rooms of Europe, to explore Michelangelo's tempestuous life. The film goes in search of a greater understanding of this charismatic and enigmatic figure, both through his relationships with his contemporaries and his ongoing artistic legacy.

The film invites audiences to intimately examine Michelangelo’s art and artistic process - from the Carrara quarries where Michelangelo sourced his marble, to the new technology being used to attribute works. The film also offers a rare chance to get up close to the mesmerising Rothschild Bronzes, which, following an extensive research project carried out by Academics in Cambridge in 2015, were positively attributed to Michelangelo after over a century of debate.

Key contributors to the film include art critics Martin Gayford and Jonathan Jones, Deputy Director of the Vatican Museums Professor Arnold Nesselrath and contemporary artist Tania Kovats. Filming locations include Casa Buonarroti in Florence, Carrara marble mines, the Medici Chapel and the Vatican. These beautiful locations, combined with high-resolution views of Michelangelo’s greatest works, convene to create a staggering visual experience.

 

Notes to Editors

The film is directed by David Bickerstaff and produced by Phil Grabsky, as part of the pioneering series EXHIBITION ON SCREEN. Working with top international museums and galleries, their films offer a cinematic immersion into the world’s best loved art combined with detailed artist biographies. Since launching in 2011, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN films have been enjoyed by over one million people in over 54 countries.

Details of screenings can be found here. Trailer can be found here.

For all press enquiries, screener, image and interview requests, please contact Holly Joice at Seventh Art Productions: hjoice@seventh-art.com

Press release distributed by PressHalo on behalf of Seventh Art Productions, on 12th June, 2017.