About Roy Doliner
International Author, Lecturer & Art Detective
Roy Doliner is the co-author (with Rabbi Benjamin Blech) of the international best-seller The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo’s Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican, revealing shocking secrets in art history and the Renaissance in over 26 countries and 15 languages.
Roy's decoding of Michelangelo’s secret messages has been the subject of several television documentaries in the US, Italy, Japan, and internationally on the Discovery Channel.
Since the news of Michelangelo’s secrets erupted, Roy has been ﬂown around the world to speak about his discoveries and adventures in art history, Jewish history, and his work in inter-religious understanding.
Roy is often called in to solve mysteries in the art world, similar to Dan Brown’s fictional “art detective” Robert Langdon - luckily, so far, without any trail of murder victims. A few years ago, Roy's research led to the discovery of a lost masterpiece by Michelangelo - his original terra-cotta model for the Pietà. Roy is the first religious Jewish VIP guide authorized by the Vatican, with a star-studded client list ranging from Oscar winners to ambassadors to religious leaders.
Among the institutions where Roy has lectured
Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
United States Department of the Treasury
Beth Avraham Yoseph
The Musée Maillol
The Museum Network of Rome
92nd Street Y, NYC
Day of European Jewish Culture 2018/5779
Bet Magazine Mosaico
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Published in 15 languages in over 25 countries
The Sistine Secrets:
Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican
co-authored with Rabbi Benjamin Blech
"The Shocking Secrets of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Artwork"
The recent cleaning of the Sistine Chapel frescoes removed layer after layer of centuries of accumulated tarnish and darkness. The Sistine Secrets endeavors to remove the centuries of prejudice, censorship, and ignorance that blind us to the truth about one of the world's most famous and beloved art treasures.
So far only published in Italian:
CARAVAGGIO: una luce nelle tenebre
IL MISTERO VELATO: l'ultimo segreto di Michelangelo.
IL DISEGNO SEGRETO: I messaggi della Kabbalah nascosti nei capolavori dell'arte italiana
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