Sun-Symbolism and Cosmology in Michelangelo's Last Judgment

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This volume sheds new light on the celebrated Italian artist and his fresco. Here, against the background of the Renaissance, the author uses art historical methods with an interdisciplinary approach to resolve the meaning of the fresco¹s iconography and circular composition.
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Michelangelo's famous painting "Last Judgement" is arguably one of the most important works ever created in the history of Western art. It is also the subject of Valerie Shrimplin's strikingly acute and original observations as she careful examines a wide range of both primary and secondary sources employing a comprehensive methodology, developing significant new research, and reaching fascinating and insightful conclusions respecting the cosmological symbolisms employed by Michelangelo. Sun Symbolism and Cosmology in Michelangelo's "Last Judgement" is an impressive work of considerable originality and scholarship, an invaluable and fascinating contribution to the study of Michelangelo's work and thought as representing by a single, major, and enduringly influential artistic achievement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780943549651
  • Publisher: Truman State University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Series: Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies
  • Pages: 390
  • Product dimensions: 8.88 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 1.09 (d)

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