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Michelangelo Drawings: Closer to the Master

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One of the best known and most influential artists in the history of art, Michelangelo was a prolific sculptor, painter, architect, and draftsman. This lovely book focuses on more than 250 of his drawings executed in chalk, charcoal, and pen and ink. Distinguished art historian Hugo Chapman examines this array of works and discusses how the act of drawing figured prominently in Michelangelos work.Chapman considers the artists training and his choice of various techniques in a close investigation of the central role of drawing in  Michelangelos career. The author describes the artists frugal use of paper, explaining how he often recycled letters and drawings (working on both the front and back of the sheet) throughout his career. Organized chronologically, the book looks at Michelangelos early development in Florence and Rome, his accomplishments as papal artist for the Sistine Chapel ceiling with its myriad preparatory studies, and his drawings for the tomb of Julius II, the Medici tombs, the Laurentian library, and the Last Judgement. The fascinating history of the fate of Michelangelos drawings after his death is also explored in detail.

Synopsis:

A fresh look at the exquisite drawings by this towering genius of Italian 16th-century art

About the Author

Hugo Chapman is associate keeper of prints and drawings at The British Museum.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300111477
Author:
Chapman, Hugo
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Drawing, Italian.
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Subject:
Drawing, Italian -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Art - Artists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
80 b/w + 203 color illus.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.75 x 8.5 in 3.6 lb

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