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Friends of the Uffizi- Michelangelo and Laocoon: A Study in Inspiration
November 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friends of the Uffizi
After the return of the Papal residence from Avignon to the Vatican in 1420, Rome began to expand. Extensive building programs on the hills of the ancient city in 1506 led to the uncovering of many Classical and Hellenistic sculptures, including the famous large work of the Trojan priest Laocoön and his sons. Upon hearing the news of this discovery, Michelangelo immediately left Rome and went to the site on the Esquiline Hill. Thus, beginning a connection to this sculptural group that would prove to influence his artistic works thereafter.
Join Broward College Art History Professor Dr. Kevin Cole as he explores these profound influences on Michelangelo’s artwork.