Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
  1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer

Michelangelo (25)

by

Michelangelo (25) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Michelangelo between earthly passions and fear of God

During the Renaissance, several great homosexual artists—from Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli to Michelangelo and Raphael—transformed the history of art, striving for ever closer imitation of nature while shaping it to their tastes. In their art ambiguous beings were born, half man, half woman; female breasts were planted on male busts and a young man's gaze peeped out beneath the eyelids of a Madonna.

From his earliest youth Michelangelo transformed personal torment into exquisite creativity—attempting to reconcile the apparently conflicting forces that inhabited him: his earthly passions and his fear of God. Hence the peerless monuments to beauty, celestial and infernal alike, that Michelangelo raised to the glory of God. His predecessors aspired to Heaven through faith alone; Michelangelo sought absolution through the contemplative exaltation of beauty—even on the ceiling of a papal chapel: the Sistine. This exposed him to a chorus of derision from prudish critics, who accused him of exhibiting paganism in a place of religion, and who clothed his immodest Titans in painted "breeches".

It was Michelangelo's curse to remain a colossus outside and apart from his time. It is the birthright of the comet to inspire fear and awe in the spectator; but the spectacle of such glory can sear the tender eye.

Synopsis:

From his earliest youth Michelangelo transformed personal torment into exquisite creativity--attempting to reconcile the apparently conflicting forces that inhabited him: his earthly passions and his fear of God.

About the Author

Gilles Néret (1933–2005) was an art historian, journalist, writer and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L'Œil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Elie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. His TASCHEN titles include Salvador Dalí: The Paintings, Matisse, and Erotica Universalis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783836513623
Author:
Neret, Gilles
Publisher:
Taschen
Subject:
European
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
History - Renaissance
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
25
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
12.20x9.76x.66 in. 2.08 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo... New Trade Paper $29.25
  2. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Used Trade Paper $3.50
  3. The Robert Frost Reader: Poetry and... Used Trade Paper $10.20
  4. Grays Anatomy the Classic Collectors... Used Book Club Hardcover $2.50
  5. Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
    Used Trade Paper $6.80

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Artists
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Europe General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Sale Books
Arts and Entertainment » Sale Books

Michelangelo (25) Sale Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$11.24 In Stock
Product details 96 pages Taschen - English 9783836513623 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From his earliest youth Michelangelo transformed personal torment into exquisite creativity--attempting to reconcile the apparently conflicting forces that inhabited him: his earthly passions and his fear of God.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.