The final farewell to Michelangelo Buonarroti was celebrated in the church of San Lorenzo on July 14 1564. The great artist had not set foot in Florence for 30 long years.
This date was chosen for the anniversary day of the Michelangiolesca, a celebration of Michelangelo’s genius through the experience of contemporary artists, poets, architects, philosophers and art historians. The echo of this genius has rebounded to us through the centuries and is still distinct enough to stimulate emotions and story-telling.
This is what happens, for example, with the Favole Miti Segreti [Fables Myths Secrets] project (14 July 9.30 pm) and the commitment of four well-known Florentine writers Enzo Carabba, Leonardo Gori, Marco Vichi and Anna Maria Falchi who took on the life and art of Michelangelo, to which they dedicated four unpublished short stories.
Or what happened to Aurelio Amendola, photographer, who has confronted mainly two artistic figures,Michelangelo and Alberto Burri, and will be the protagonist of a round table on July 15 in the company of Edoardo Nesi and Giuliano Serafini.
Among the artists present, on 19 July Alessandro Haber will read verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti, William Blake and Jan Fabre, in the company of Riccardo Sandiford who, at the piano, will play pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin,Prokofiev, Debussy and Scriabin.
The manifestation takes place essentially in the church of San Lorenzo and in Palazzo Vecchio, but will also move about the city in the LAIKART, an art camper van that will visit the squares (and the fringes) of Florence.
All the appointments will take place from July 14 to 21, 2016 info on the website Michelangiolesca