On November 5, 2013, His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan arrived at the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo to view the special exhibition, Michelangelo Buonarroti: The Making of a Genius and the 500th Anniversary of the Sistine Chapel.
Per the National Museum of Western Art official website regarding the exhibition:
“Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) represents the pinnacle achievement of the Renaissance and is one of the greatest artists in the history of Western art. Through its introduction of 60 works from the Casa Buonarroti (Florence) collection of Michelangelo’s descendants, this exhibition explores the creative achievement and influence of this artist who has been revered as an almost god-like figure from his lifetime through the present.
Thanks to the full cooperation of the Casa Buonarroti, renowned as a world-leading collection of Michelangelo works and related materials both in terms of quality and quantity, we are able to present this monographic exhibition on the artist known primarily through the frescos and massive sculptures whose format and scale prevent their overseas display.
The “Madonna of the Stairs” is an early period masterpiece of marble relief carving created when the artist was around 15 years old. Rarely viewed outside the Casa Buonarroti, this is the first long-term loan and display of this work. The other more than 30 works by Michelangelo, primarily drawings, present a particularly rare opportunity to delve into this genius artist’s creative process and its secrets.
The exhibition also introduces such previously little-known historical materials as letters and manuscripts written by Michelangelo himself, further illuminating the human side of this larger-than-life artist and the anguish that accompanied his artistic production.”
On the evening of November 5, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain arrived at the Casa de ABC in Madrid to attend a gala dinner in honor of the winners of the Mariano de Cavia, Luca de Tena and Mingote prizes according to the Spanish royal court.
On the evening of November 5, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh hosted a gala state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London in honor of the President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, visit to England.
On the morning of November 5, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Letizia of Asturias arrived at the Auditorio Fundacion Canal in Madrid to participate in the inauguration of the 1st Congreso Internacional Contra la Violencia de Género.
Today’s conference, held under the theme Nuevas Formas de Violencia, was organized by the Gobierno Regional de la Comunidad de Madrid in collaboration with the Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas (FIAPP), the Fundación Canal de Isabel II, the Fundación La Caixa and the United States Embassy in Spain according to the Spanish royal court.
After the conference Princess Letizia participated in a meeting with representatives from the Red de Atención Integral para la Violencia de Género de la Comunidad de Madrid.
On November 5, 2013, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge accompanied by the President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, arrived at the Victoria Embankment Gardens in London to participate in a “…ceremony at the proposed site of the new Korean war memorial…”
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On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh welcomed the President of South Korea, Ms. Park Geun-hye, to England.
According to the British royal court, the day began with the traditional “…ceremonial welcome on Horse Guards Parade.” Thereafter, Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Buckingham Palace to attend a private luncheon held in President Geun-hye’s honor. Once lunch was over Her Majesty ushered President Geun-hye into the “…Picture Gallery [where they viewed an] exhibition of Korean related items from the Royal Collection and Royal Archives.”
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