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The Lost Michelangelos


Author : Antonio Forcellino
language : en
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2018-03-08

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Translated by Lucinda Byatt This book tells the remarkable story of a rare discovery: the uncovering of two lost paintings by the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo. Like many stories of artistic loss, this one begins in a library in Italy, where Antonio Forcellino - a distinguished Michelangelo scholar and restorer - stumbled across some unpublished letters among the papers of Cardinal Ercole Gonzaga, son of Isabella d’Este and an extremely important figure in the Italian Renaissance. These letters comment on the paintings of Michelangelo in a way that is completely at odds with what was to become the dominant critical tradition of Michelangelo scholarship, an inconsistency that set Forcellino off on a journey that took him to Dubrovnik, Oxford, New York and Niagara Falls and culminated in the discovery of two magnificent paintings: Pieta with Mary and Two Angels, now in a private collection in America, and Cavalieri Crucifixion, now held by an educational institution in England. Through a combination of careful historical research, extensive restoration and meticulous radiographic analysis, Forcellino shows convincingly that these paintings can be traced back to the studio of Michelangelo. This extraordinary story, brilliantly retold, calls into question the received view of Michelangelo’s work and fills in a missing piece in our understanding of one of the greatest artists of all time.

Michelangelo S Secret Anatomy Book


Author : Sue Tatem
language : en
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date : 2013-07-18

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Michelangelo used images of human anatomy throughout his work. Nearly the entire body is there, albeit in pieces. Michelangelo began his career with extensive dissections of human corpses and ended his career talking about illustrating an anatomy book. He was hinting, as the anatomy was already there in his art. Perhaps at the time he made the art, he worried that it was too dangerous for his own person to reveal the secular anatomy theme. At the time, Renaissance scholars were studying human anatomy and trying to work out how the organs functioned. Many of them, like Leonardo da Vinci and Vesalius, self-published using their art. Herein are some of Michelangelos self-published contributions, human anatomy in his art and self-portraits, in the Sistine Chapel, paintings, and sculpture.

The Lost Battles


Author : Jonathan Jones
language : en
Publisher: Vintage Books
Release Date : 2013

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In 1504, the informal rivalry between two of the most celebrated artists in Florence became a direct competition. Michelangelo was commissioned to paint a scene from the ancient battle of Cascina on a wall of the Palazzo Vecchio--in the same room where Leonardo da Vinci had already been commissioned to paint a scene from another great Florentine victory, the battle of Anghiari. As the paintings progressed, Michelangelo set out to prove that his work, not Leonardo's, embodied the future of art. In fact, the influence of both is visible in the works of subsequent generations of artists. Historian and art critic Jonathan Jones offers a riveting exploration of this great rivalry, which would become a turning point in the careers of both men, and brings to life an era of fascinating political and cultural transformation.

Michelangelo


Author : Carmen C. Bambach
language : en
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release Date : 2017-11-05

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Consummate painter, draftsman, sculptor, and architect, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) was celebrated for his disegno, a term that embraces both drawing and conceptual design, which was considered in the Renaissance to be the foundation of all artistic disciplines. To his contemporary Giorgio Vasari, Michelangelo was “the divine draftsman and designer” whose work embodied the unity of the arts. Beautifully illustrated with more than 350 drawings, paintings, sculptures, and architectural views, this book establishes the centrality of disegno to Michelangelo’s work. Carmen C. Bambach presents a comprehensive and engaging narrative of the artist’s long career in Florence and Rome, beginning with his training under the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio and the sculptor Bertoldo and ending with his seventeen-year appointment as chief architect of Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. The chapters relate Michelangelo’s compositional drawings, sketches, life studies, and full-scale cartoons to his major commissions—such as the ceiling frescoes and the Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel, the church of San Lorenzo and its New Sacristy (Medici Chapel) in Florence, and Saint Peter’s—offering fresh insights into his creative process. Also explored are Michelangelo’s influential role as a master and teacher of disegno, his literary and spiritual interests, and the virtuoso drawings he made as gifts for intimate friends, such as the nobleman Tommaso de’ Cavalieri and Vittoria Colonna, the marchesa of Pescara. Complementing Bambach’s text are thematic essays by leading authorities on the art of Michelangelo. Meticulously researched, compellingly argued, and richly illustrated, this book is a major contribution to our understanding of this timeless artist.

Michelangelo S Notebook


Author : Paul Christopher
language : en
Publisher: Onyx Books
Release Date : 2005

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While studying art history at NYU, Finn Ryan stumbles upon a Michelangelo drawing of a dissected corpse, supposedly from the artist's legendary notebook, but when someone breaks into her apartment, killing her boyfriend and stealing her sketches of the drawing, Finn is forced to flee for her life, working with antiquarian book dealer Michael Valentine to uncover a dark secret whose source is the Vatican itself. Original.

The Religious Symbolism Of Michelangelo


Author : Edgar Wind
language : en
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 2000

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Edgar Wind (1900-1971), German-born art historian, cultural historian, and philosopher, was one of the most brilliant thinkers of his generation. This richly illustrated volume collects Wind's published articles and his extensive unpublished writings on Michelangelo, especially the prophetic "program" of the Sistine Chapel.

Michelangelo S Mountain


Author : Eric Scigliano
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2007-11-01

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