The relief, Battle of the Centaurs c. 1492, is a piece that was beautifully shaped, molded and constructed by Michelangelo under the patronage of Lorenzo de’ Medici.I believe this piece was made in Careggi, Republic of Florence. The earliest mention of the Battle of the Centaurs is to be found in a letter written in 1527 by the agent of the Gonzaga family in Florence, Giovanni Borromeo, to Federico, marquis of Mantua, who wanted to get hold of a work by Michelangelo at any price. This week marks the start of a new set of pictures called "Art and sculptures from Hadrian's Villa". Hadrian was the greatest patron of the arts. Michelangelo used cheaper marble instead of bronze as it was not a commissioned piece but a work for himself. The muted colors, only warm and cold washes, the lighting from the top, sensational motion, yet there is beautiful detail in the foreground figures. This particular piece envisions the mythical battle that took place at Pirithous’ (Lapith prince, son of Dia and Ixion) wedding to Hippodameia. It is now displayed in Casa Buonarroti, Florence. Hundreds… His imperial villa at Tibur was adorned with the very best of what the Roman empire had to offer in terms of works of art and building materials. Everything is perfection. Battle of the Centaurs is a relief by Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, created around 1492.It was the last work Michelangelo created while under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, who died shortly after its completion.Inspired by a classical relief created by Bertoldo di Giovanni, the unfinished marble sculpture depicts the mythic battle between the Lapiths and the Centaurs. 194. Battle of the Centaurs A powerful illustration by Heinrich Kley, watercolor and pen and ink over pencil, 21 x 40.8 cm. Battle of the Centaurs was sculpted by Michelangelo in 1492 when he was still just seventeen years old, while he was under the patronage of Lorenzo de Medici. Kampf der Zentauren (Michelangelo) - Battle of the Centaurs (Michelangelo) Aus Wikipedia, der freien Enzyklopädie. Battle of the Centaurs 1490-1492 marble, 80,5 x 88 cm Casa Buonarroti, inv.