Old Paulina Shakes Art World

February 4, 2015

A team of Cambridge art experts, led by OP Dr Victoria Avery, announced this week that a pair of obscure sculptures may actually be Michelangelo’s handiwork. Previously attributed to Dutch sculptor Willem Danielsz Van Tetrode, the two bronze figures of nude men riding panthers have only recently come under scrutiny. Following a suggestion that the sculptures bear resemblance to a figure that one of Michelangelo’s students sketched, Avery and her team set out to date the sculptures and compare them with Michelangelo’s other work of the period. The team will present their final conclusions in July. You can read more about the project here.


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