This documentary film accompanies the major exhibition, 'Michelangelo Drawings - Closer to the Master' held earlier this year at the British Museum. The film is presented by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum and is filmed on location in Florence and in the Sistine Chapel.
'Michelangelo, A Film' describes the way that Michelangelo's drawings luminate his life, his artistic development, his religion and his inner torments. His drawings can be studied and admired as things of great technical skill and enormous beauty, but they show us something else as well: Michelangelo's thinking. Michelangelo would have felt exposed seeing us look at his drawings. And that's what makes them exciting: they give us a thrilling insight into how this genius sculptor, architect and painter worked: they bring us closer to the master.