V&A museum reopens Italian Cast Court
NEWS: What would Michelangelo say? Iconic David leads the incredible fakes back on display at the V&A
Big hitters in the sculpture gallery which are sure to attract the crowds include Michelangelo’s gargantuan nude of David
(1501-4) and the original leaf that once covered his modesty. Lorenzo Ghiberti’s winning bid for the doors of the Florentine Baptistery (1403-1424) is a particularly special moment as well as Jacopo della Quercia’s breath-taking great arch from the Basilica of San Petronio Bologna.
Aficionados of the Italian Renaissance will also be keen to see the stand-off between father and son sculptors, Nicola Pisano and Giovanni Pisano, with their rival elaborate pulpits from Pisa Cathedral.
Don’t miss this curiosity shop of Renaissance sculpture in London where some true masterpieces are lurking.