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Antiquities have been collected for thousands of years, the same ancient Romans displayed Greek marble and bronze statues in public squares and private wealthy houses. And if the practice had a break during the Middle Age, it exploded again in the Renaissance Italy, being spread all over Italy and laying the foundations of the modern-day museums.
But how and why did the collecting of antiquities come to be in Italy during Renaissance? And who were the main collectors? In this Lecture will get into the mechanics of the art trade, discovering how the cut-throat competition to find the finest pieces also influenced the art and the artist of that age, such as Michelangelo and Raphael.
This is the amazing context in which also pope Julius II displayed a group of astonishing ancient statues into the Vatican palaces, designing it to be bequeathed to the Catholic Church, and actually inaugurated the glorious history of the Vatican Museums.
But was that garden of statues just a gathering of ancient expensive pieces? Or did they have something more to say? Looking beyond standard interpretations, we will discover their hidden allegorical messages and the visionary dream of one of the greatest popes ever.
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