Michelangelo Masterpieces in a new perspective

Chapter 2 - The securing of marble sculptures of the Medici Chapel during WWII

By Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel (1941) by Michelangelo BuonarrotiZentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

Full view of the sculpture of Lorenzo de' Medici from the left.

Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel (1941) by Michelangelo BuonarrotiZentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

General view of the tomb from the right (before dismantling)

Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel (1941) by Michelangelo BuonarrotiZentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

Head of Lorenzo de' Medici

Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel (1941) by Michelangelo BuonarrotiZentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

The "mouse" under the left arm of the sculpture of Lorenzo de' Medici

Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel (1941) by Michelangelo BuonarrotiZentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

Full view of the sculpture of Lorenzo de' Medici, seen from behind.

Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici (1941) by Michelangelo BuonarrotiZentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

The tomb of Giuliano de' Medici

Giuliano de' Medici – the Duke of Nemours – had died three years before his brother, in 1516. Here, the main figure is accompanied by the allegories of “Day” and “Night”.

Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici (1941) by Michelangelo BuonarrotiZentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

Full view of the sculpture of the Giuliano de' Medici from the front left

Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici (1941) by Michelangelo BuonarrotiZentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

Head of Giuliano de' Medici

Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici (1941) by Michelangelo BuonarrotiZentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

Right hand of Giuliano de' Medici

Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici (1941) by Michelangelo BuonarrotiZentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

Full view of the sculpture of Giuliano de' Medici, right side, seen from behind

Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici (1941) by Michelangelo BuonarrotiZentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

Sculpture "Day", view from the front on the disassembled sculpture

Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici (1941) by Michelangelo BuonarrotiZentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

Sculpture "Night", view from the front on the disassembled sculpture

Florence, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici (1941) by Michelangelo BuonarrotiZentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

Sculpture "Night", view from the back on the disassembled sculpture

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