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Michelangelo: A Tormented Life

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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.

About the Author

Antonio Forcellino is an Art Historian and Restorer.

Table of Contents

  • List of Figures

  • Introduction

  • Chapter One – Childhood

  • Chapter Two – The Youthful Genius

  • Chapter Three – At the Court of Julius II

  • Chapter Four – Back and forth between Rome and

  • Florence

  • Chapter Five – At the call of the Medicis

  • Chapter Six – Michelangelo’s glasses

  • Chapter Seven – The Pauline Chapel

  • Chapter Eight – No more illusions

  • Notes

  • Index
  • Product Details

    Polity Press
    Individual Artist
    Forcellino, Antonio
    Art History & Criticism
    Art - Artists
    Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
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    229.8 x 153.6 x 29.2 mm 21 oz

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    Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
    Biography » Artists, Architects, and Photographers
    Gay and Lesbian » History and Social Science » History and Biographies

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