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Michelangelo's Seizure
     

Michelangelo's Seizure

by Steve Gehrke, T. R. Hummer
 

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ISBN-10: 0252074203

ISBN-13: 9780252074202

Pub. Date: 04/06/2007

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Providing poetic entry into the visual arts

In Michelangelo's Seizure, Steve Gehrke seizes the lives of several classic and contemporary painters—from Caravaggio and Magritte to Francis Bacon and Jackson Pollock—to demonstrate how these artists transformed physical, psychological, and political suffering into art. Mirroring the

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Providing poetic entry into the visual arts

In Michelangelo's Seizure, Steve Gehrke seizes the lives of several classic and contemporary painters—from Caravaggio and Magritte to Francis Bacon and Jackson Pollock—to demonstrate how these artists transformed physical, psychological, and political suffering into art. Mirroring the brushstrokes in long, metaphor-laden sentences, Gehrke moves freely through the canvas, into and out of the artists' lives, into the public realm, into history, to capture the way the creative mind can transform even the most violent surroundings—a prison cell, a battlefield, a madhouse—into a masterpiece

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ISBN-13:
9780252074202
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
04/06/2007
Series:
The National Poetry Series
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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