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The Doni Tondo: The masterpiece by Michelangelo in high definition

- Febuary 2014 -

On the occasion of the 450 year celebration of the foundation of the Academy of the Arts of Drawing and of the death of Michelangelo Buonarroti (February 18, 1564), Haltadefinizione shall publish the Holy Family painting with John the Baptist, in high definition. This is an incredibly important work of art, being the only panel painting that is unquestionably ascribable to this great artist. Better known as Doni Tondo, it adds up to the high definition image gallery which internet users can visit for free. This publication is even more relevant as the image includes the extraordinary original frame, which had probably been designed by Michelangelo himself. The panel - perhaps made on the occasion of the wedding between Angelo Doni and Maddalena Strozzi - plays an essential role in art history, because it presents the three main characters as sculptural group, which was a brand new idea. Also original is the twisted bust of Virgin Mary who turns towards the Child with a movement that sets the foundations for the birth of Mannerism.