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Introducing: A Little Curious #1: Michelangelo and Vittoria Colonna

Introducing: A Little Curious #1: Michelangelo and Vittoria Colonna

Welcome to A Little Curious, a series of special episodes that will provide you will short and sweet bonus content about the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. A Little Curious will publish in our season's "off" weeks. Enjoy!

This week’s topic: the deep relationship between Michelangelo Buonarotti, and a sweet arts patron and poet, Vittoria Colonna.

Episode Credits

Production and Editing by Kaboonki. Social media assistance by Emily Crockett. 

Image: Michelangelo Reading Poetry to Vittoria Colonna, by Enrico Fanfani (1824-1885)

Music credits

 Theme Music: "Angle of Light" by David Hilowitz is licensed under BY-NC 4.0. Show Music: "Cinnamon Teal" by Chad Crouch is licensed under BY-NC-3.0; "Western Shores" by Philipp Weigl is licensed under BY 4.0. Ad Music: "I Was Waiting for Him" by Lee Rosevere is licensed under BY 4.0.  

Links and further resources

The Public Domain Review: The Sonnets of Michelangelo (1904)

The New York Times: Who Was Vittoria Colonna? Just One of Italy's Great Poets...

Artsy.com: Michelangelo’s Tender Friendship with Renaissance Poet Vittoria Colonna

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