Art and a Movie: The Agony and the Ecstasy

2:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Sunday, December 6, 2015

Michelangelo in Focus
Sunday, December 6, 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Judi and Milt Stewart Hexagon Gallery, first floor

Giles Knox, associate professor in the IU History of Art Department, will discuss the influence of Michelangelo on Carracci's Farnese Gallery (the subject of the museum's current special exhibition Gods and Goddesses: Annibale Carracci and the Renaissance Reborn), the design challenges of large ceiling decoration, and the relationship of artists and patrons in the sixteenth century.  

The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) 
Sunday, December 6, 3:00-5:30 p.m. 
IU Cinema

This classic biopic, directed by Carol Reed, tells the story of the conflicts between Michelangelo and Pope Julius II over the decoration of the Sistine Chapel; it stars Charlton Heston as the Renaissance artist and Rex Harrison as his patron. (HD, 138min., Not Rated). 

These programs are presented in partnership with the IU Cinema and are sponsored in part by Marsha R. Bradford and Harold A. Dumes. The talks and films are free and open to the public. 

Image: Cornelis Cort (Netherlandish, 1533-before 1578) after Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475-1564). Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici, 1570. Engraving on paper [with later red pencil annotations]. Former Fine Arts Collection, IU Art Museum, 70.35.2