It is our mission to bring art and poetry to our passengers
From 29 May, a poem by Michelangelo beginning 'La forza d'un bel viso a che mi sprona?' will be on display on Tube trains as part of the next series of Poems on the Underground.
Michelangelo enthusiasts will be able to get a preview copy of the poster during a lecture by Poet James Fenton entitled 'Michelangelo, Poet' at the British Museum on 25 May.
The poem by Michelangelo, 'La forza d'un bel viso a che mi sprona?' (beauty is impelled to find a face to dwell in) movingly explains Michelangelo's love of male beauty in terms of his fervent religious beliefs.
Tamsin Dillon, Head of Platform for Art, which supports Poems on the Underground said: 'We are delighted with the new series of Poems on the Underground that will be on display in Tube Trains at the end of the month.
'The poem by Michelangelo is particularly interesting and relevant as it coincides with the current Michelangelo season at the British Museum which includes a lecture on the Master's poetry.
'It is our mission here at Platform for Art to bring art and poetry to our passengers in order to enhance and enrich their journeys.'
The other poems featuring in the upcoming series of Poems on the Underground are:
Kate Soden, Michelangelo Exhibition Education Officer from the British Museum said: 'Michelangelo Drawings: Closer to the Master is the first Michelangelo exhibition at the British Museum since 1975 and presents a wonderful opportunity to think about the artist in new ways.
'We are delighted that the eminent poet James Fenton will be exploring Michelangelo's poetry in his lecture on May 25.
'Despite the fact the Michelangelo was a giant of sixteenth century art his poems remained largely unknown during his lifetime.
'The Michelangelo poem featured in the next series of Poems on the Underground exemplifies his unique gifts as a poet.'