Introducing Michelangelo

Introducing Michelangelo

by Robin Richmond


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Michelangelo was one of the greatest artists the world has known.

He was born near Florence, Italy over 500 years ago and lived through a time of extraordinary developments in art and science. He has left us beautiful and powerful sculptures, as well as paintings and architecture which tell us much about his life and times. In the book, the author introduces us to the man whose inner struggles, dedication, and genius were the inspiration behind his great art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931983433
Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Series: Introducing Painters Ser.
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.58(w) x 11.14(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Who was Michelangelo?4
Early Life6
Florence and the Renaissance8
The Artist's Apprenticeship10
Becoming a Sculptor12
Life and Death14
The Great Pietas16
Michelangelo's David18
Rediscovering the Past20
Michelangelo versus the Pope22
The Commission to Paint the Sistine Chapel Ceiling24
Restoring the Ceiling28
The Last Years30
Some Key Dates31

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