The Life of Michelangelo (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
256
Utgivningsdatum
2018-05-01
Upplaga
2 ed
Förlag
Pallas Athene Publishers
Medarbetare
Hemsoll, David (introd.)
Illustrationer
59 Illustrations, color
Dimensioner
145 x 130 x 15 mm
Vikt
258 g
ISBN
9781843681571
The Life of Michelangelo (häftad)

The Life of Michelangelo

Häftad Engelska, 2018-05-01
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Michelangelo Buonarrotti (1475-1564) is perhaps the greatest artist in the entire Western tradition. In painting, sculpture and architecture he created works that went beyond anything imagined before. The David - miraculously created, as Vasari describes, out of a piece of marble botched by another sculptor - the Sistine Ceiling, the Sistine Last Judgement, before which the Pope knelt in terrified prayer when it was first unveiled: these works have lost none of their awe-inspiring power. Michelangelo's impact was immediate, and he achieved a level of fame and influence that was unprecedented. It is not surprising, therefore, that the painter Giorgio Vasari should have made him the culmination of his Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects, the first true work of art history. Vasari was a close colleague as well as a fellow artist and fellow Florentine. The biography printed here, from Vasari's much improved second edition, draws a picture of Michelangelo the man and the artist that has an immediacy and an authority that have not been surpassed. The introduction by David Hemsoll situates this great work in the context of 16th century Italian art.
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Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574), painter, architect and intimate of the Medici, was a leading exponent of the later renaissance style sometimes called Mannerism, which was heavily influenced by Michelangelo. His lasting monument, however, is undoubtedly the Lives of the most excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, published in 1550 and in an enlarged edition in 1568.