Florence 16

Florence Episode 16 Michelangelo

Michaelangelo’s life and work in Florence

Of course, Michelangelo deserves an episode to himself and this is it. First, hear about the Florentine museums which display his work, including the Bargello and the Accademia. Then, there’s a brief biography, focussing particularly on his Florence connections, especially his time as a youngster under the care and sponsorship of Lorenzo il Magnifico. Finally, there is a description of his funeral at Santa Croce Church and a mention of the pride the city of Florence takes in its Michelangelo connection. Even in the 16th century, Giorgio Vasari, author of ‘Lives of the Artists’, spoke of Florence as ‘the birthplace of this divinely endowed spirit’.