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MICHELANGELO: HIS EPIC LIFE. Martin Gayford. Fig Tree, Penguin Books Ltd, London, 2013. Distributed 2015 in the U.S.A. by Trafalgar Square Publishing, North Pomfret. 688 pp. with 124 ills. (121 col.). 24 x 17 cm. ISBN 9781905490547 In English.
Publisher's description: A new biography of Michelangelo by the acclaimed author of Man with a Blue Scarf and The Yellow House. There was an epic sweep to Michelangelo's life. At 31 he was considered the finest artist in Italy, perhaps the world; long before he died at almost 90 he was widely believed to be the greatest sculptor or painter who had ever lived (and, by his enemies, to be an arrogant, uncouth, swindling miser). For decade after decade, he worked near the dynamic center of events: the vortex at which European history was changing from Renaissance to Counter Reformation. Few of his works -- including the huge frescoes of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, the marble giant David, and the Last Judgment -- were small or easy to accomplish. Like a hero of classical mythology, such as Hercules, whose statue Michelangelo carved in his youth, he was subject to constant trials and labors. Here Martin Gayford describes what it felt like to be Michelangelo Buonarroti, and how he transformed forever our notion of what an artist could be.
Artist(s):Buonarroti, Michelangelo
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1400-1600 — Several Media, (Auto)Biography
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 168703
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