A high-tech installation capable of creating the feel of an intimate encounter with the Pietà Rondanini, while isolating it from all risk. That could be the description of the new installation for the Pietà Rondanini in the Ospedale Spagnolo hall of Sforza Castle, renovated expressly to exhibit Michelangelo’s final masterpiece. The sacredness of the Pietà is emphasized by its altar placement below the words of the Apostle’s Creed, “Ascended into Heaven” inscribed in the vault’s cartouche.
Upon crossing the threshold of the gallery, the surprise lies in viewing the exhibited artwork from the back. This decision upends the habitual frontal view of the sculpture, obliging the visitor to walk around the masterpiece to admire the sculpture in the round.