A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
Monday – Friday 11 am – 8 pm
Thursday – Friday 11 am – midnight
Saturday 10 am – 8 pm
Sundays and holidays: 10 am to 3 pmSeptember 25th to June 23th
Monday – Friday 11 am – 7.30 pm
Saturdays 10 am – 8 pm
Sundays and holidays 10 am – 3 pm
6 € Student
Individual exhibition prices vary
Wednesday admission 3,50 €
Free for Seniors, the unemployed and children under 14.
Free on an exhibit’s opening day
The MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) opened to the public on November 28, 1995. The modern building was designed by American architect Richard Meier, and the collection is comprised of Catalonian and Spanish works, but features international artists as well. The museum also has a library covering information from the past 50 years of art history that is open to the public.