Michelangelo by George Bull audiobook

Michelangelo: A Biography

By George Bull
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Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
18.76 Hours Unabridged
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Michelangelo was recognized during his lifetime as the greatest living artist, creator of a number of masterpieces in sculpture, fresco painting, and architecture. He impressed his contemporaries as a forceful personality, a divine genius endowed with intense emotional power. Often portrayed as a solitary and austere figure, he in fact enjoyed a remarkable range of friendships, and those he loved and hated, served or resisted are presented here, from his family and fellow artists to the popes, nobles, and rulers of Europe. George Bull places Michelangelo firmly in the context of his time. He worked during three-quarters of a century of tremendous change in European society, and as an artist was supremely responsive to the hopes, fears, and values of his culture, which he both exemplified and defied. Bull traces the life and spiritual quest of Michelangelo, man and artist, and brings to the narrative an exceptional feel for the Italian Renaissance.

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Summary

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Michelangelo was recognized during his lifetime as the greatest living artist, creator of a number of masterpieces in sculpture, fresco painting, and architecture. He impressed his contemporaries as a forceful personality, a divine genius endowed with intense emotional power. Often portrayed as a solitary and austere figure, he in fact enjoyed a remarkable range of friendships, and those he loved and hated, served or resisted are presented here, from his family and fellow artists to the popes, nobles, and rulers of Europe.

George Bull places Michelangelo firmly in the context of his time. He worked during three-quarters of a century of tremendous change in European society, and as an artist was supremely responsive to the hopes, fears, and values of his culture, which he both exemplified and defied. Bull traces the life and spiritual quest of Michelangelo, man and artist, and brings to the narrative an exceptional feel for the Italian Renaissance.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A gripping new biography.” London Sunday Times
“A complex and contradictory Michelangelo emerges.” Publishers Weekly
“Observations [on Michelangelo’s relationships] lend this biography its completeness and vivacity; why Michelangelo’s paintings and sculptures seem on the verge of becoming sensuously alive develops well in Bull’s narrative of how intense Michelangelo himself was, quavering before mortality yet exultant in glorifying mortal flesh.” Booklist
“A thorough and informative reference book that tells us much about the times.” Kirkus Reviews

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 18.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English