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Michelangelo Selected Scholarship in English The Sistine Chapel

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Accessible to readers-useful to spcialists Much as been written on Michelangelo. By 1970, the number of scholarly books and articles exceeded 4,000, approximately a tenth in English. In the past 25 years, the literature has grown exponentially, with a notable increase in English-language publications. The five-volume series reproduces some 100 articles in English, selected from a broad range of books and journals. The collection is both accessible to the general reader and useful to the specialist, offering a representative sample of old and new commentary on the artist and his work. The career of a geniusArticles are arranged chronologically with separate volumes covering the artist's early life and works, the Sistine Chapel ceiling, commission associated with San Lorenzo, the tomb of Julius II and other Roman projects, and a final volume devoted to drawings, poetry, and miscellaneous studies. Spanning his entire 89-year life, the articles explore Michelangelo's prodigious creativity as an artist, thinker, and poet. The sheer quantity of what has been written on Michelangelo can be intimidating; most student have little sense of how to approach or effectively utilize the vast literature. By presenting a varied introduction to a great artist, this collection is a handy reference tool for a wide array of topics, problems, and literature.

Michelangelo

Author : Hugo Chapman
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A study of Michelangelo's drawings held in the collections of the British Museum. These drawings range from unfinished sketches to studies of some of his most famous works such as the Sistine chapel ceiling and the Last Judgment.

Michelangelo and His Drawings

Author : Michael Hirst
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Focuses on the drawings of the artist famous for his sculptures and his work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling

Michelangelo

Author : Antonio Forcellino
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This major new biography recounts the extraordinary life of one of the most creative figures in Western culture, weaving together the multiple threads of Michelangelo′s life and times with a brilliant analysis of his greatest works. The author retraces Michelangelo′s journey from Rome to Florence, explores his changing religious views and examines the complicated politics of patronage in Renaissance Italy. The psychological portrait of Michelangelo is constantly foregrounded, depicting with great conviction a tormented man, solitary and avaricious, burdened with repressed homosexuality and a surplus of creative enthusiasm. Michelangelo′s acts of self–representation and his pivotal role in constructing his own myth are compellingly unveiled. Antonio Forcellino is one of the world′s leading authorities on Michelangelo and an expert art historian and restorer. He has been involved in the restoration of numerous masterpieces, including Michelangelo′s Moses. He combines his firsthand knowledge of Michelangelo′s work with a lively literary style to draw the reader into the very heart of Michelangelo′s genius.

The Life of Michelangelo

Author : Hellmut Wohl
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Renaissance Rivals

Author : Rona Goffen
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For sixteenth-century Italian masters, the creation of art was a contest. They knew each other's work and patrons, were collegues and rivals. Survey of this artistic rivalry, the emotional and professional circumstances of their creations.

Michelangelo

Author : Adele Richardson
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A biography of Michelangelo, the creator of some of the world's most prized pieces of art.

Michelangelo

Author : Gabriella Di Cagno
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Profiles the life and career of the Renaissance artist, Michelangelo.

Michelangelo s Mountain

Author : Eric Scigliano
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Michelangelo s Medici Chapel

Author : Edith Balas
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There are no surviving documents that explain Michelangelo's complex sculptural program for the Medici Chapel. The work as we have it is no more than an unfinished, fragmentary realization of the artist's original conception. Speculation about its meaning began quite early, for Michelangelo's contemporaries were apparently no better informed than we. An interpretation made by Benedetto Varchi in 1549 & since universally accepted, was by his own admission a personal opinion, not confirmed by the artist. In the 16th century, interpretations quite at variance with modern scholarly assumptions were made. Here, Dr. Edith Balas contends that the artist deliberately veiled his meaning in obscurity, making his images, like the language of Neoplatonic philosophers, intelligible only to an intellectual elite. Assuming the role of the Magus, Michelangelo conceived a cryptic, magical world of potent allegorical images designed not simply or primarily to commemorate the departed Medici but to help achieve elevation for their souls. Illus.

Michelangelo

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Michelangelo

Author : Barbara A. Somervill
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Profiles the life of Italian artist and sculptor Michelangelo, well known for his marble statue of David and his painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Michelangelo

Author : Charlie Quill
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Introduces the life of the artist who painted the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but whose greatest love was sculpture.

The Faun in the Garden Michelangelo and the Poetic Origins of Italian Renaissance Art

Author : Paul Barolsky
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Sequel to Barolsky's Vasari trilogy and pendant volume in particular to Michelangelo's Nose, this book continues the author's examination of the poetic imagination of Michelangelo's autobiography in relation to his art and poetry. With his usual brio, Barolsky suggests that Michelangelo's concerns with poetic origins are linked in subtle, diverse ways to the meanings of Botticelli's Primavera, Signorelli's Pan, Piero di Cosimo's Prometheus pictures, Raphael's Parnassus, and Titan's Fete Champetre. Focusing on the unexpected importance for Michelangelo of the pastoral, Barolsky illuminates the role of Ovid both in the artist's biography and in his theory and practice of art. Conceiving his book as a contribution to our understanding of poetic imagination in the age of the Renaissance, Barolsky elaborates here on his previous discussion of Renaissance, Barolsky elaborates here on his previous discussion of Renaissance biography in the tradition of Boccaccio's fables.

Raphael and Michelangelo

Author : Charles Callahan Perkins
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A biography and critical commentary comparing and contrasting the life and work of Raphael and Michelangelo.

The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Author : John Addington Symonds
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The artistic genius of Michelangelo (1475-1564) is beyond question. One the most important figures in the history of art, his monumental paintings in the Sistine Chapel, his sculpture David in Florence, and his Piet; at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome are among the greatest human achievements of all time and remain the most visited and admired works of art in the world. Michelangelo's life has been the subject of many biographies over the centuries, but it was not until the appearance of John Addington Symonds's The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, in 1893, that a biographer had complete access to the artist's family archives. The Buonarroti archives were to be available to the public with the passing of the last family member, but even when that event occurred, in 1858, material from the archives remained closely guarded and only fragments emerged through the hands of family friends. The Italian government, predisposed to Symonds for his impeccable scholarship of Renaissance art, gave Symonds full access to the Buonarroti archives in the 1880s, the first independent scholar so honored. With the ability to consult the massive amount of material in the archives, Symonds produced the first documented, and considered by many still to be the best, biography of Michelangelo. Symonds's expertise as a historian and critic gives added depth to this biography, and it is here that the public first learned that translations of Michelangelo's poetry had been altered to opaque the artist's sexuality. Yet this great work, the last of Symonds's life, has largely been forgotten by students of Michelangelo. In this new edition, the first in more than fifty years, preeminent art historian Creighton E. Gilbert reintroduces Symonds's masterful study of Michelangelo to a new audience through a discussion of the historical context in which the biography appeared, a biographical sketch of Symonds, an openly gay man who worked rigorously to evaluate and promote the contributions of gay artists and scholars to mainstream life, and concludes with an appreciation of The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, for its scholarly and literary merits, as an account of the most brilliant painter and sculptor of the Italian Renaissance.

Michelangelo Drawings

Author : Hugo Chapman
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Presents a catalog to accompany an exhibition of drawings by Michelangelo.

Michelangelo

Author : Creighton Gilbert
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The first contains essays on Michelangelo's frescoes on the Sistine Ceiling, including "The Proportion of Women," "The Ancestors," "Titian and the Reversed Cartoons of Michelangelo," and "On the Absolute Dates of the Parts of the Sistine Ceiling." In the second part, Professor Gilbert turns to the greater context of Michelangelo's world - Florentine art at the turn of the 16th century and the influences between Michelangelo and his artist contemporaries. These essays include "A 'New' Work by Sebastiano del Piombo and an Offer by Michelangelo," "Un viso quasiche di furia," "Tintoretto and Michelangelo's St.

Michelangelo Life Letters and Poetry

Author : Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Michelangelo was, apart from being a sculptor, architect, and painter of genius, a poet and letter-writer of remarkable accomplishment. George Bull, a distinguished translator of many Italian classics, has brought his skill and experience to bear on translating this new selection of Michelangelo's letters and poetry, as well as the Life, the biography written by Michelangelo's pupil Ascanio Condivi.

The Poetry of Michelangelo

Author : Christopher Ryan
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This book provides an invaluable tool for gaining access to this major cultural and literary source; it lays out the broad chronological evolution of the poetry; and above all, through a close analysis of the individual poems and a concluding overview, it clarifies both the meaning of the poems and verbal artistry that shaped their construction. The guiding concern of the entire study is to help readers gain acquaintance with a rich and complex genius through sensitive attention to the particularities of his life and linguistic creativity.