Michelangelo Buonarroti was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest artists of all time and a major figure in the development of Western art. Michelangelo's works are admired for their complexity and beauty, and he is often credited with having transformed the art of sculpture. This section contains news, articles, and videos about Michelangelo and his works.
A towering iteration of Arte Povera artist Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Venus of the Rags that had recently been installed in Naples’s Piazza del Municipio was destroyed by fire early on the morning of July 12. Arson is suspected. The sculpture, which depicts the titular Roman goddess of love and fertility cast in plaster and standing before a massive pile of rags, was publicly unveiled just two weeks ago, on June 28. One of Pistoletto’s most famous works, it was originally created in 1967; a cement Venus purchased from a garden store starred in that iteration. Several other versions of the sculpture