Florence, Basilica of Santo Spirito: cycle of encounters on Michelangelo’s Crucifix / Florence / Local editions / Home
The program that begins with a mass on Sunday 18. Sixty years ago, in fact, in 1962, Michelangelo’s Crucifix was found after centuries of oblivion.
In 2022, sixty years after the “rediscovery”, various cultural meetings will be held that will continue until December 2022. Among the guests, see the photo (poster), also Tomaso Montanari and Massimo Cacciari.
The Crucifix, object of the program, was made by Michelangelo to please the Prior of the Holy Spiritto thank him for the hospitality and the opportunity to study anatomy.
For centuries it remained in “hiding” in the sense that its traces were no longer known. Its existence was known only thanks to the source of the Vasari. This source encouraged the scholar Margrit Lisner not to stop in his research and thanks to his insistence and the acceptance of the Augustinian father Guido Balestriwe can talk about the Christ by Michelangelo found.
From 1962, the date of its discovery, to today, the Crucifix has lived a long history, because after the restoration it is brought to the Buonarroti house where it remained until 2000, the year in which the Augustinians, after many attempts, managed to bring it back home. , however, by now it could no longer be placed in the original place, occupied by the altar by Caccini, and the Barbadori chapel of the Sacristy by Giuliano da Sangallo.