Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel

by Andrew Graham-Dixon


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Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel serves as a lively guide to understanding how Michelangelo, a man who described himself as "no painter," could have created one of the most sublime depictions of God on earth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606710135
Publisher: MJF Books
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 207
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Andrew Graham-Dixon has presented six landmark series on art for the BBC, including the acclaimed A History of British Art, Renaissance, and Art of Eternity, as well as numerous individual documentaries on art and artists. For more than twenty years, he has published a weekly column on art, first in the Independent and, more recently, in the Sunday Telegraph. He has written a number of acclaimed books on subjects ranging from medieval painting and sculpture to the art of the present, including Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane, Art: The Definitive Visual Guide, and Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel. He resides in London, England.

Table of Contents

Plan of Sistine Chapel Ceiling viii

Preface xi

Introduction 1

Part 1 Michelangelo Buonarroti and His World 9

Part 2 The Sistine Chapel Ceiling 67

I The Genesis Cycle, first triad 73

II The Genesis Cycle, second triad 80

III The Genesis Cycle, last triad 97

IV The Four Spandrel Paintings 118

V The Imaginary Architecture, the Bronze Figures, the Ignudi 130

VI The Ancestors of Christ 137

VII The Prophets and Sibyls 142

Part 3 The Last Judgement, and Other Endings 159

Conclusion 177

Notes 187

Bibliography 194

Illustration Acknowledgements 196

Index 199

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Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
peanut_princess More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book in preparation for a trip to Rome and the Sistine Chapel. I wanted detail sof the paintings and illistrations of the detail so that I could fully appriciate the intricasies. This book had very few pictures and no details of the actual Sistine Chapel. It was more about he life of the artist, which is interesting but not what I was looking for in this instance.
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