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MICHELANGELO TRIVIA VI

51) In 2010, a dispute arose over the ownership of which Michelangelo sculpture?


In 2010, a dispute over the ownership of Michelangelo's David arose when, based on a legal review of historical documents, the Italian Culture Ministry claimed ownership of the statue in opposition to the city of Florence, where it had always been located. Florence disputed the state claim.

52) What did Michelangelo study under Francesco da Urbino?


As a young boy, Michelangelo was sent to Florence to study grammar under the Humanist Francesco da Urbino. The young artist, however, showed no interest in his schooling, preferring to copy paintings from churches.

53) Which sculpture did Michelangelo leave behind in his studio when he left Florence for the last time?


The Genius of Victory was left in the artist's studio after his final departure from Florence in 1534 and became the property of his nephew, Leonardo Buonarroti.

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