A Life in Six Masterpieces

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The life of one of the most revolutionary artists in history, told through the story of six of his greatest masterpieces. Among the immortals- Leonardo, Rembrandt, Picasso -Michelangelo stands alone as a master of painting, sculpture, and architecture. He was not only the greatest artist in an age of giants, but a man who reinvented the practice of art itself. Throughout his long career he clashed with patrons by insisting that he had no master but his own demanding muse and promoting the novel idea that it was the artist, rather than the lord who paid for it, who was creative force behind the work.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014
Edition: First hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781451678741
Branch Call Number: Biography B Mic
Alternative Title: Life in six masterpieces


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ChristchurchLib Sep 22, 2014

"Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti created stunning works of art that elicited wonder in his day; his techniques and the immediate success of his pieces changed Europe's concept of "artist" from craftsman for hire to visionary creative talent. Organising this compelling biography around six of Michelangelo's greatest works, art historian Miles Unger traces the progress of the artist's achievements, from the dazzling Pietà he created in 1498-99 to his designs for St. Peter's Basilica (built after his death). Unger explores Roman and Florentine politics of the time, aesthetic controversies provoked by Michelangelo's innovations, facets of his personal life as revealed through correspondence, and other riveting details. Biography and art history fans won't want to miss this insightful account." Biography and Memoir September 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/4d9a94c7-443c-40a7-a017-c9b011701dcd?postId=251ef700-1b07-4a42-b9b1-8e9e8cbbbd1a


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