In this masterly, Howard Hibbard relates Michelangelo’s art to his life and to the times in which he lived, relying on the earliest biographies and the latest scholarly research as well as on Michelangelo’s own letters and poems. What emerges is both a perspective appraisal of his work and a revealing life history of the man who was arguably the greatest artist of all time.
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Table of Contents
* Introduction The Prodigy * Early Years in Florence and Bologna: 147596 * The First Roman Sojourn: 14961501 * The High Renaissance in Florence: 15015 * The Julius Tomb and Lesser Tragedies: 15058 The Sistine Chapel And Its Aftermath * The Sistine Ceiling: 150812 * The Julius Tomb Again and Other Failures: 151220 Medicean Florence With A Republican Interlude: 151934 * The Medici Tombs and the Victory * Michelangelos Medicean Architecture * Years of Turmoil: 152734 Rome: 153464 * The Last Judgement, a Pious Lady, and Tyrannicide: 153447 * Figural Works of the 1540s and 1550s * The Roman Architecture * Death and Transfiguration