Michelangelo was brought up in the gardens of San Marco, the convent of the Medici and of Savonarola. In the imagination of that adolescent the aura of the prior and of the Magnificent merged giving life to the dialectics of the Renaissance. An unrepeatable cultural horizon that kept together the gasping reformers and passion for the antique, rationality and mysticism. Further motivations that will never abandon Buonarroti, were the substrata of his masterpieces, from the beginnings up to his last brush strokes.
Antonio Rocca is an art historian and expert in museology from the Tuscia University. Presently he is teaching aesthetics at the Academy of Viterbo and is Artistic Director of Egidio 17. He is researching the enigmatic figures of modern and contemporary art history such as Pier Paolo Pasolini and Alfred Jarry. He has revolutionized the studies on the Sacro Bosco of Bomarzo and created new studies on the Renaissance villas of Tuscia such as Palazzo Farnese, Villa Lante etc.