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Michelangelo's Slaves

Art Investigation series

 The "Art Investigation" series sets out to solve the mystery of nine works of art in the Musée du Louvre. In what context and circumstances were they made? Who shaped their destinies? How did they come into being… and how did they arrive at the Louvre?

Author(s): Françoise Docquiert

Director(s): Vincent Manniez

Scientific advisor(s): Jean-René Gaborit

Pope Julius II invited Michelangelo to Rome in 1505, intending to commission a number of works from the great artist—such as the construction of the papal tomb, which was to be adorned with some forty marble sculptures. This is how the two famous Slaves first came into being; this film recounts their extraordinary story.






26 minutes


Patrick de Carolis, Éclectic Production, avec la participation de France 5, Musée du Louvre

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