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Michelangelo

full name Michelangelo Buonarroti. 1475--1564, Florentine sculptor, painter, architect, and poet; one of the outstanding figures of the Renaissance. Among his creations are the sculptures of David (1504) and of Moses which was commissioned for the tomb of Julius II, for whom he also painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (1508--12). The Last Judgment (1533--41), also in the Sistine, includes a torturous vision of Hell and a disguised self-portrait. His other works include the design of the Laurentian Library (1523--29) and of the dome of St Peter's, Rome
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Impressive in their own right, the works provide dynamic links to a better understanding of Michelangelo's interdisciplinary virtuosity.
How far, one wonders, did the later 16th-century equation of Michelangelo's forceful figures with impiety reflect wider, spiritually inflected understandings of the distinctions Cole is interested in?
Michelangelo's David-Apollo could be holding a rock in his right hand, tossing or reaching for his sling over his right shoulder, with the head of Goliath beneath his right foot, though all of these interpretations are speculative.
Ascanio Condivi, an early friend of Michelangelo, who corrected the first edition of Vasari's biography under Michelangelo's direction, gives a sketch of the artist's character, which largely contradicts stories of Michelangelo's irascibility.
Always in competition--with Michelangelo, with his own son--Bandinelli could not overcome his lack of what one might call originality, which is critical to Vasari's story of art and necessary to set off Michelangelo's achievements.
According to The Associated Press, the book takes six months to make and is bound with handmade red silk velvet, while the front cover is made of white marble from Michelangelo's favourite quarry in Carrara.
Down David's arms, I added sonnets written by Michelangelo, in a facsimile of Michelangelo's writing.
Somehow, I wanted to find a way for them to experience Michelangelo's amazing legacy--and I did.
And the emblematic struggles of Michelangelo's Slaves against captivity and death have their echoes in the deportation of the paternal grandparents and an aunt he never knew, or even the day-to-day struggles of those who survived.
In Full Frontal Nudity three American tourists are ushered by a tour guide into the Accademia Gallery in Florence to view Michelangelo's David, and we get to hear their mostly idiotic reactions to the artwork, to Italy, to the tour, and to each other.
HERE'S THE right hand of Michelangelo's David; those colored spots and lines mark the cracks, blemishes, and grime that have accumulated over 499 years.
For example, I used Parillo's Michelangelo's Surprise with Michelangelo (Famous Artist Series), a biography by Jen Green.