Aurora, Michelangelo, Cappelle Medicee, Firenze

Silver gelatin photograph on Baryta Paper

All works will be signed on verso with an accompanying certificate stating title, edition number, date and signature.

In Aurelio Amendola’s photograph capturing “Aurora” from the side, the viewer is offered a distinct perspective of Michelangelo’s masterpiece within the Medici Chapel. Unlike the traditional view from below, this image presents Aurora at eye level, revealing details that might otherwise go unnoticed. The play of light and shadow accentuates the contours of her face, the graceful curve of her body as she reclines, and the delicate positioning of her foot.

Michelangelo’s “Aurora,” sculpted between 1520 and 1534, is a testament to the artist’s unparalleled skill and creativity. Positioned high on the walls of the Medici Chapel, Aurora symbolizes the dawn of a new era, embodying the ideals of rebirth and renewal associated with the Medici dynasty. Through meticulous craftsmanship, Michelangelo captured the essence of Aurora’s beauty and grace, transforming cold marble into a lifelike form that exudes vitality and elegance.

Amendola’s photograph offers viewers a fresh perspective on this iconic sculpture, allowing them to appreciate the intricate details and expressive qualities of Michelangelo’s work. By capturing Aurora from the side and emphasizing the interplay of light and shadow, Amendola invites viewers to immerse themselves in the timeless beauty of Renaissance art and discover new nuances within this renowned masterpiece.