Michelangelo's Models - Dramaturgy

This blog contains dramaturgical findings by
Monica R. Harris:
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Michelangelo's Models By Robert Patrick
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Clove Productions
New Orleans, LA

historicalhysterical:

 Madonna of the Magnifocat, Sandro Botticelli, c.1485

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 Madonna of the Magnifocat, Sandro Botticelli, c.1485

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Moses, Michelangelo, c. 1513–1515

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Moses, Michelangelo, c. 1513–1515

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history-of-italy:

Margarita Luti (also Margherita Luti or La Fornarina, “the baker’s daughter”) was the mistress and model of Raphael. The story of their love has become “the archetypal artist-model relationship of Western tradition”.

history-of-italy:

Margarita Luti (also Margherita Luti or La Fornarina, “the baker’s daughter”) was the mistress and model of Raphael. The story of their love has become “the archetypal artist-model relationship of Western tradition”.

Party like it’s 1499: L’Amor Dona Ch’lo Te Porto by Jacopo da Fogliano (s.XVI)

(Source: renaissanceinitaly)

Article: Playwright reminisces about 'Michelangelo's Models,' 1960s New York City theater scene

A Times-Picayune (Nola.com) feature by Andrew Adler on playwright, Robert Patrick, and our upcoming production.

Note: Thursday, August 23* is our opening night and is pay-what-you-can. Please disregard the article misprint.

Buy: Tickets to 'Michelangelo's Models' by Robert Patrick

Clove Productions proudly presents the area premiere of the legendary Off-Off-Broadway, one-of-a-kind romantic comedy, MICHELANGELO’S MODELS. The show will run August 23-31 at RIVERTOWN REP.

THU 8/23 *PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN OPENING* @ 8PM
FRI 8/24, SAT 8/25 @ 8PM
SUN 8/26 @ 7PM
THUR 8/30 & FRI 8/31 (CLOSING) @ 8PM

Admission: $12 in advance/$15 at the door (cash or check only)

(Source: facebook.com)

“Julius doesn’t look at you, as if he won’t or can’t bear to; and the aged, melancholy softness of his face only adds to the sense that his disapproval is terrible and final. This is God himself turning his head away, leaving us to depart miserably from his presence. When contemporaries saw it, Vasari wrote, they found it “so true and so lifelike that the portrait caused all who saw it to tremble, as if it had been the living man himself”. The painting makes you feel like a terrified retainer called into the pope’s presence for some savage dressing-down. Instead of shouting, he is too sad to speak, too disheartened to look you in the eye.”

—   A detailed critique of a portrait of Pope Julius II by Raphael

(Source: Guardian)

"What is that under my arm?" [asked Pope Julius II]

"A Bible, your Holiness," replied Michelangelo.

"What do I know of Bibles?" roared the Pope; "I am a warlord; give me a sword instead!"

—   Pope Julius II evaluating the bronze statue of himself created by Michelangelo, which was erected in Bologna (Storia d’Italia, op. cit.; quoted in A History of the Popes, ibid.).

(Source: bibliotecapleyades.net)

(Portrait of Pope Julius II by Raphael, circa 1511-1512)
Giuliano della Rovere: Born circa December 5, 1443 [some sources cite 1453] (Albisola, Republic of Genoa, Italy) - Died circa February 21, 1513  (Rome, Italy); Papacy: 1503-1513; nicknames:
Warrior of Rome, Julius the ‘Terrible’ (‘sublime’ or ‘superhuman’):
Julius II
New Advent: Pope Julius II
The Criminal History of the Papacy
NNDB: Pope Julius II

(Portrait of Pope Julius II by Raphael, circa 1511-1512)

Giuliano della Rovere: Born circa December 5, 1443 [some sources cite 1453] (Albisola, Republic of Genoa, Italy) - Died circa February 21, 1513  (Rome, Italy); Papacy: 1503-1513; nicknames:

Warrior of Rome, Julius the ‘Terrible’ (‘sublime’ or ‘superhuman’):

Julius II

New Advent: Pope Julius II

The Criminal History of the Papacy

NNDB: Pope Julius II

“…Perhaps you [said] this to try me or to rekindle a greater flame in me, if it were possible. Whichever it is, I know for sure that I’ll forget your name the day I forget the food I live on; in fact, I could sooner forget my food, which…nourishes only the body, than your name, which nourishes body and soul, and fills both with such sweetness that I can feel no pain nor fear of death while my mind remembers it. Imagine how happy I would be if my eye also had its share.” [unsigned]

Florence, 28 July, 1533 

(Michelangelo Buonarotti to Tommaso de’ Cavalieri)

Event Invitation: Dear Lovers of Theatre (and therefore, Lovers of Art & Life!)

You are most cordially invited to attend “Michelangelo’s Models,” written by Robert Patrick and produced by Clove Productions (New Orleans, LA) to be performed at Rivertown Repertory Theaters for the Performing Arts (Kenner, LA).

'Andrea Quaratesi' (portrait by Michelangelo, circa 1528-32)
Andrea (pronounced ON-DREY) was the son of a prominent banking family in Florence, Italy.  This portrait was approximately completed within the same year of the artist meeting Tommaso dé Cavalieri in Rome, Italy

[see "The Passions of Michelangelo"].
Andrea’s recorded birth year is 1512, making him between 16 and 21 years old  when this portrait was made.
Read on for a in-depth, emotive perspective on the possible inspiration for Michelangelo creating this delicate, black chalk portrait: 
Great Works: Portrait of Andrea Quaratesi, c. 1528-1532

'Andrea Quaratesi' (portrait by Michelangelo, circa 1528-32)

Andrea (pronounced ON-DREY) was the son of a prominent banking family in Florence, Italy.  This portrait was approximately completed within the same year of the artist meeting Tommaso dé Cavalieri in Rome, Italy

[see "The Passions of Michelangelo"].

Andrea’s recorded birth year is 1512, making him between 16 and 21 years old  when this portrait was made.

Read on for a in-depth, emotive perspective on the possible inspiration for Michelangelo creating this delicate, black chalk portrait: 

Great Works: Portrait of Andrea Quaratesi, c. 1528-1532

‘The Dream of Human Life’ (by Michelangelo, circa 1533)
Created for Tommaso dé Cavalieri, a proclamation of the artist’s idealized (yet ultimately unrequited) love.

‘The Dream of Human Life’ (by Michelangelo, circa 1533)

Created for Tommaso dé Cavalieri, a proclamation of the artist’s idealized (yet ultimately unrequited) love.

‘Venus and Mars’ (by Botticelli, circa 1483)
This eternal painting was completed after both Simonetta Vespucci (Venus) and Giuliano dé Medici (Mars) were deceased.
‘Adoration of the Magi’ (portrait by Botticelli, circa 1475)
Can you find Botticelli and Lorenzo the Magnificent?
Christmas Art Part III: Adoration of the Magi | Elizabeth Lunday, scroll to Botticelli’s section to read more on this portrait