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Michelangelo: Art Masters Series

Michelangelo: Art Masters Series

by Gabriella Di Cagno

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Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
Part of the six-volume "Art Masters" set, this Italian import differs from other introductory biographies of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564 ) because of its multi-faceted approach. The artist and his works are explored in double-page spreads within the historical context of the Renaissance. This exploration begins by setting Michelangelo within his circle of contemporaries: popes, patrons, politicians, artisans and, of course, Da Vinci, Raphael and his other artistic competition. Brief essays follow on Michelangelo's childhood and paid apprenticeship (unheard of at the time) with the painter Ghirlandaio; the influence of the city-state Florence on his early works; the mad monk Savonarola's Florentine art purge; and the long last years in Rome. Emphasis is placed on the art of fresco painting and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel murals, as well as his final sculptures. With its amazing amount of information reasonably condensed and handsomely presented, this volume should be a welcome addition to middle school libraries. Reviewer: Kathleen Karr

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Oliver Pr Inc
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Oliver Press Art Masters Series
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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