Mexicans to marvel at Michelangelo and Da Vinci works

A selection of 74 works by Michelangelo Buonarroti and Leonardo Da Vinci as well as some other contemporary Renaissance artists will be put on show Friday in Mexico City for the audience to personally experience the maestros’ unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.

(Soundbite) Adolfo Mantilla, Palace of Fine Arts Staff Member
“We are excited to offer the Mexican public an exhibition of Michelangelo Buonarroti and Leonardo Da Vinci. The show is a truly extraordinary one. This is not an exhibition in the normal way that can be seen in other galleries.”

The Palace of Fine Arts aims to present the creative paths of Michelangelo and Da Vinci through the displayed variety of works, including paintings, drawings, models, books and sculptures.

(Soundbite) Miguel Fernandez Felix, Museum Director
“This is an enormous opportunity that we move to the fantastic and fascinating period of the Renaissance.”
The Palace of Fine Arts offers two halls for the exhibition, which will include interactive and didactic elements to give visitors the full experience.

(Soundbite) Miguel Fernandez Felix, Museum Director
“We are very happy that David Apollo and Miguel Angel, the fantastic sculptures, are now in the museum. When the works traveled to America for the first time in 1949, over 800,000 visitors were attracted.”

The exhibition will last for three months in Mexico City.

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