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The Lost Michelangelos


The Lost Michelangelos


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Author : Antonio Forcellino
language : en
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2018-03-08



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Translated by Lucinda Byatt This book tells the remarkable story of a rare discovery: theuncovering of two lost paintings by the great Renaissance artistMichelangelo. Like many stories of artistic loss, this one begins in a library inItaly, where Antonio Forcellino - a distinguished Michelangeloscholar and restorer - stumbled across some unpublished lettersamong the papers of Cardinal Ercole Gonzaga, son of Isabellad’Este and an extremely important figure in the ItalianRenaissance. These letters comment on the paintings of Michelangeloin a way that is completely at odds with what was to become thedominant critical tradition of Michelangelo scholarship, aninconsistency that set Forcellino off on a journey that took him toDubrovnik, Oxford, New York and Niagara Falls and culminated in thediscovery of two magnificent paintings: Pieta with Mary and TwoAngels, now in a private collection in America, andCavalieri Crucifixion, now held by an educationalinstitution in England. Through a combination of careful historicalresearch, extensive restoration and meticulous radiographicanalysis, Forcellino shows convincingly that these paintings can betraced back to the studio of Michelangelo. This extraordinary story, brilliantly retold, calls into questionthe received view of Michelangelo’s work and fills in amissing piece in our understanding of one of the greatest artistsof all time.

The Lost Battles


The Lost Battles


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Author : Jonathan Jones
language : en
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date : 2012-10-23



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From one of Britain’s most respected and acclaimed art historians, art critic of The Guardian—the galvanizing story of a sixteenth-century clash of titans, the two greatest minds of the Renaissance, working side by side in the same room in a fierce competition: the master Leonardo da Vinci, commissioned by the Florentine Republic to paint a narrative fresco depicting a famous military victory on a wall of the newly built Great Council Hall in the Palazzo Vecchio, and his implacable young rival, the thirty-year-old Michelangelo. We see Leonardo, having just completed The Last Supper, and being celebrated by all of Florence for his miraculous portrait of the wife of a textile manufacturer. That painting—the Mona Lisa—being called the most lifelike anyone had ever seen yet, more divine than human, was captivating the entire Florentine Republic. And Michelangelo, completing a commissioned statue of David, the first colossus of the Renaissance, the archetype hero for the Republic epitomizing the triumph of the weak over the strong, helping to reshape the public identity of the city of Florence and conquer its heart. In The Lost Battles, published in England to great acclaim (“Superb”—The Observer; “Beguilingly written”—The Guardian), Jonathan Jones brilliantly sets the scene of the time—the politics; the world of art and artisans; and the shifting, agitated cultural landscape. We see Florence, a city freed from the oppressive reach of the Medicis, lurching from one crisis to another, trying to protect its liberty in an Italy descending into chaos, with the new head of the Republic in search of a metaphor that will make clear the glory that is Florence, and seeing in the commissioned paintings the expression of his vision. Jones reconstructs the paintings that Leonardo and Michelangelo undertook—Leonardo’s Battle of Anghiari, a nightmare seen in the eyes of the warrior (it became the first modern depiction of the disenchantment of war) and Michelangelo’s Battle of Cascina, a call to arms and the first great transfiguration of the erotic into art. Jones writes about the competition; how it unfolded and became the defining moment in the transformation of “craftsman” to “artist”; why the Florentine government began to fall out of love with one artist in favor of the other; and how—and why—in a competition that had no formal prize to clearly resolve the outcome, the battle became one for the hearts and minds of the Florentine Republic, with Michelangelo setting out to prove that his work, not Leonardo’s, embodied the future of art. Finally, we see how the result of the competition went on to shape a generation of narrative paintings, beginning with those of Raphael. A riveting exploration into one of history’s most resonant exchanges of ideas, a rich, fascinating book that gives us a whole new understanding of an age and those at its center.

Michelangelo S Secret Anatomy Book


Michelangelo S Secret Anatomy Book


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Author : Sue Tatem
language : en
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date : 2013-07-18



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Michelangelo used images of human anatomy throughout his work. Nearly the entire body is there, albeit in pieces. Michelangelo began his career with extensive dissections of human corpses and ended his career talking about illustrating an anatomy book. He was hinting, as the anatomy was already there in his art. Perhaps at the time he made the art, he worried that it was too dangerous for his own person to reveal the secular anatomy theme. At the time, Renaissance scholars were studying human anatomy and trying to work out how the organs functioned. Many of them, like Leonardo da Vinci and Vesalius, self-published using their art. Herein are some of Michelangelos self-published contributions, human anatomy in his art and self-portraits, in the Sistine Chapel, paintings, and sculpture.

Michelangelo


Michelangelo


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Author : Antonio Forcellino
language : en
Publisher: Polity
Release Date : 2009-09-08



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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.

Renaissance Rivals


Renaissance Rivals


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Author : Rona Goffen
language : en
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date : 2004



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"Quoting from poems, letters, treatises, contracts, and other contemporary writings, the author demonstrates the extent to which artists, as well as their patrons and colleagues, characteristically thought about art in the context of rivalry. Renaissance patrons often stipulated in contracts with artists that their commissions be more beautiful than works made for other patrons. The artists themselves competed for commissions. Goffen brings into sharp focus the immediacy, intensity, and complexity of artistic rivalry among the Renaissance masters, recovering for us the emotional and professional circumstances that brought about their magnificent creations."--BOOK JACKET.

Michelangelo S Mountain


Michelangelo S Mountain


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Author : Eric Scigliano
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2007-11-01



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Michelangelo S Notebook


Michelangelo S Notebook


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Author : Paul Christopher
language : en
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date : 2005-06-07



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Life may imitate art...but death follows it. While studying art history at New York University, brilliant and beautiful Finn Ryan makes a startling discovery: a Michelangelo drawing of a dissected corpse-supposedly from the artist's near-mythical notebook. But that very night, someone breaks into her apartment-murdering her boyfriend and stealing the sketches she made of the drawing. Fleeing for her life, Finn heads to the address her mother had given her for emergencies, where she finds the enigmatic antiquarian book dealer, Michael Valentine. Together, they embark on a desperate race through the city-and through the pages of history itself-to expose an electrifying secret from the final days of World War II-a secret that lies in the dark labyrinthine heart of the Vatican.