ISBN-10:
1859284523
ISBN-13:
9781859284520
Pub. Date:
12/28/1998
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Sweetness and Strength: The Reception of Michelangelo in Late Victorian England

Sweetness and Strength: The Reception of Michelangelo in Late Victorian England

by Lene Ostermark-Johansen

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Overview

Explores the reinvention of Michelangelo in the Victorian era. At the opening of the nineteenth century, Michelangelo's reputation rested on a muted enthusiasm for his art and the evidence of contemporary adulation recorded by Vasari and Condivi. This siituation was transformed by travel, photography, the shift of Michelangelo's drawings into public collections, and, in particular, the publication of many more poems in accurate translations.

As public curiosity and knowledge of the artist increased, so various groups began to allay themselves to aspects of Michelangelo's persona. His Renaissance reputation as a towering genius, a man of great spiritual courage, who had journeyed through and for his art to the depths of despair, was important to the Pre-Raphaelites and other artists struggling to establish a new public status as cultural and spiritual leaders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781859284520
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/28/1998
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.45(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

1. Michelangelo as Text. 2. Michelangelo as Line. 3. Michelangelo as the Petrarchan Lover. 4. Michelangelo as the Platonic Lover.

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