Mapplethorpe Meets Michelangelo in Florence
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Mapplethorpe Meets Michelangelo in Florence

Florence “Robert Mapplethorpe: Perfection in Form” at the Galleria
dell’Accademia (through January 10, 2010). The 20th-century
photographer, who died 20 years ago, was known both for his obsession with a particular
idealization of the human body and sculptural play of light. In an unprecedented and unusual
show, more than 90 of Mapplethorpe’s works share space with the celebrated sculptures of
Michelangelo, including David, in an exhibition juxtaposing America photography and Italian
Renaissance art.

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