Report by Mavis Manus

Michelangelo: Mind of the Master brings a collection of rare Michelangelo drawings of the highest quality to The Gerry Museum in Los Angeles from February 25 to June 7, 2020 offering visitors the opportunity to see first-hand the genesis of stome of the master's most iconic works.

Michelangelo (1475-1564) is widely acknowledged as one of the most creative and influential artists in the history of western art. his most famous works - from the marble David in Florence to the fresco paintings in the Sistine Chapel and monumental dome of Saint Peter's in Rome have come to define the Italian Renaissance. He was also a brilliant draftsman, making up the up-close study of his drawings an unparalleled experience.

"Every one of Michelangelo's iconic creations began with a drawing," said Timothy Potts, director of the Getty Museum. "It is through his masterful drawings that we can witness his creative process at its most spontaneous and expressive. This exhibition presents works from the unrivaled collection of the Teylers Museum in the Netherlands that have never before been exhibited as a group in the United States . This exhibition is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that cannot fail to make a lasting impression on all who see it."