Michelangelo and the Pope s Ceiling

Tells the story of the four years that Michelangelo and his hand-picked team of assistants labored on the fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in early-sixteenth century Rome.

Michelangelo and the Pope s Ceiling

Author: Ross King

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1844139328

Page: 384

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In 1508, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The thirty-three-year-old Michelangelo had very little experience of the physically and technically taxing art of fresco; and, at twelve thousand square feet, the ceiling represented one of the largest such projects ever attempted. Nevertheless, for the next four years he and a hand-picked team of assistants laboured over the vast ceiling, making thousands of drawings and spending back-breaking hours on a scaffold fifty feet above the floor. The result was one of the greatest masterpieces of all time. This fascinating book tells the story of those four extraordinary years and paints a magnificent picture of day-to-day life on the Sistine scaffolding - and outside, in the upheaval of early sixteenth-century Rome.

Raphael Painter in Rome

Here, in Raphael, Painter in Rome, Storey tells of its creation as never before: through the eyes of Michelangelo’s fiercest rival—the young, beautiful, brilliant painter of perfection, Raphael.

Raphael  Painter in Rome

Author: Stephanie Storey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1950691314

Page: 320

View: 688

Another Fabulous Art History Thriller by the Bestselling Author of Oil and Marble, Featuring the Master of Renaissance Perfection: Raphael! Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling is one of the most iconic masterpieces of the Renaissance. Here, in Raphael, Painter in Rome, Storey tells of its creation as never before: through the eyes of Michelangelo’s fiercest rival—the young, beautiful, brilliant painter of perfection, Raphael. Orphaned at age eleven, Raphael is determined to keep the deathbed promise he made to his father: become the greatest artist in history. But to be the best, he must beat the best, the legendary sculptor of the David, Michelangelo Buonarroti. When Pope Julius II calls both artists down to Rome, they are pitted against each other: Michelangelo painting the Sistine Ceiling, while Raphael decorates the pope's private apartments. As Raphael strives toward perfection in paint, he battles internal demons: his desperate ambition, crippling fear of imperfection, and unshakable loneliness. Along the way, he conspires with cardinals, scrambles through the ruins of ancient Rome, and falls in love with a baker’s-daughter-turned-prostitute who becomes his muse. With its gorgeous writing, rich settings, endearing characters, and riveting plot, Raphael, Painter in Rome brings to vivid life these two Renaissance masters going head to head in the deadly halls of the Vatican.

Florence

The most comprehensive book on the paintings and frescoes of Florence -- with nearly 2,000 beautifully reproduced artworks from the city's great museums and churches -- is now available in a practical and elegant paperback format.

Florence

Author: Ross King

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 9780762470631

Page: 708

View: 350

The most comprehensive book on the paintings and frescoes of Florence -- with nearly 2,000 beautifully reproduced artworks from the city's great museums and churches -- is now available in a practical and elegant paperback format. From the paintings on display at the Uffizi Gallery, to the Pitti Palace, to the Accademia, to the Duomo and more, Florence: The Paintings & Frescoes is a rich and magnificent collection of some of the finest art in the world. This stunning book provides a thorough look at the masterpieces housed in the Renaissance art capital of the world including the art of Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio, Correggio, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Titian, Rembrandt, van Dyck, El Greco, and hundreds more. Explore the history of art in Florence through seven introductory essays by Ross King, bestselling author of Brunelleschi's Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, which connects how the paintings, politics, and every-day lives of Florentines influence one another. Art historian Anja Grebe, author of The Louvre and The Vatican, also highlights 250 of the most iconic and significant paintings and frescoes in the historic city.

The Sistine Chapel

The art of the Sistine Chapel, decorated by artists who competed with one another and commissioned by popes who were equally competitive, is a complex fabric of thematic, chronological, and artistic references.

The Sistine Chapel

Author: Ulrich Pfisterer

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 160606553X

Page: 184

View: 230

The art of the Sistine Chapel, decorated by artists who competed with one another and commissioned by popes who were equally competitive, is a complex fabric of thematic, chronological, and artistic references. Four main campaigns were undertaken to decorate the chapel between 1481 and 1541, and with each new addition, fundamental themes found increasingly concrete expression. One overarching theme plays a central role in the chapel: the legitimization of papal authority, as symbolized by two keys—one silver, one gold—to the kingdom of heaven. The Sistine Chapel: Paradise in Rome is a concise, informative account of the Sistine Chapel. In unpacking this complex history, Ulrich Pfisterer reveals the remarkable unity of the images in relation to theology, politics, and the intentions of the artists themselves, who included such household names as Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Raphael. Through a study of the main campaigns to adorn the Sistine Chapel, Pfisterer argues that the art transformed the chapel into a pathway to the kingdom of God, legitimizing the absolute authority of the popes. First published in German, the prose comes to life in English in the deft hands of translator David Dollenmayer.

Michelangelo

The text and color images in this volume together explore central themes concerning this extraordinary fresco style, bringing information into focus for the general reader and for the tens of thousands of people who visit this masterpiece ...

Michelangelo

Author: Loren W. Partridge

Publisher: George Braziller

ISBN:

Page: 118

View: 601

Michelangelo's frescoes on the Vatican's Sistine Chapel ceiling are arguably one of the greatest masterpieces of western art. The text and color images in this volume together explore central themes concerning this extraordinary fresco style, bringing information into focus for the general reader and for the tens of thousands of people who visit this masterpiece yearly. 36 color plates.

Michelangelo

Ross King's book, Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, p. 19, shows a
reconstruction of the interior of the Sistine Chapel as the original ceiling and area
for The Last judgment painting would have looked (sketch at the end ofthis book).

Michelangelo

Author: Sue Tatem

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456814575

Page: 98

View: 248

Porn Star

In 1508 Julius was fighting with Michelangelo over the ceiling frescoes of the
Sistine Chapel (named after Sixtus IV) because Michelangelo was taking too
long in completing his commission. And nothing the warrior pope did could get
the ...

Porn Star

Author: Mark Lamonica

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1436369029

Page: 186

View: 605

Porn Star is an engrossing portrait of a man that is credited with being the originator of modern pornography: Pietro Aretino (1492-1556). Aretino was the most famous writer of the sixteenth century, and considered like his contemporary, Niccolo Machaivelli (1469-1527), a literary god in London. In fact, both writers came to symbolize in the minds of Elizabethans: everything devilish about the Italian people; "devils' incarnates" as they were called in Shakespeare's day. Vastly underrated today as a writer, Aretino's time has come and he is a force to be reckoned with. Playboy, playwright, pornographer, poet, diplomat, shrewd man of affairs. Aretino typified the Renaissance man of action, embodying the mischievous genius of the Italian people. An immensely gifted polymath writer with an encyclopedic range of knowledge, experience and interests. Aretino's deadly "poison pen" aroused violent antagonism, as well as an idolatrous awe amongst his peers in his lifetime. He takes the reader on an unforgettable journey through the Italian Renaissance where we meet many of his illustrious friends, the most colorful people of the period crazy kings, deviant popes, eccentric artists, beautiful whores, deadly dukes and con men. Aretino's outrageous life culminates in an explosive climax that leads to the destruction of the holiest city in the world, Rome, or as the great religious reformer Martin Luther called it Babylon. Along the way, Aretino challenges William Shakespeare's title as the world's greatest writer.

Ex Libris

Inchbold's hunt for one of these stolen volumes - a lost Hermetic text - soon casts him into an elaborate intrigue; his fortunes hang on the discovery of the missing manuscript but his search reveals that the elusive volume is not what it ...

Ex Libris

Author: Ross King

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448189608

Page: 400

View: 529

Responding to a cryptic summons to a remote country house, London bookseller Isaac Inchbold finds himself responsible for restoring a magnificent library pillaged during the English Civil War, and in the process slipping from the surface of 1660s London into an underworld of spies and smugglers, ciphers and forgeries. As he assembles the fragments of a complex historical mystery, Inchbold learns how Sir Ambrose Plessington, founder of the library, escaped from Bohemia on the eve of the Thirty Years War with plunder from the Imperial Library. Inchbold's hunt for one of these stolen volumes - a lost Hermetic text - soon casts him into an elaborate intrigue; his fortunes hang on the discovery of the missing manuscript but his search reveals that the elusive volume is not what it seems and that he has been made an unwitting player in a treacherous game.

First Things

... Ross King's figures , from Lodovico Ariosto and whether Christians ( and Jews
) Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling . ... His previous book's raison d'etre ,
Michelangelo's nonfiction work , the bestselling frescos on the ceiling of the
Sistine ...

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The Popes

The paintings in the Sistine Chapel look too poverty - stricken to the pope Julius II
also commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel .
Although he was not experienced in painting frescoes , Michelangelo wanted to ...

The Popes

Author: Friedrich Gontard

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 629

View: 139

Michelangelo

His accomplishments ran from sonnets and love poems to the most famous sculptures, paintings, and buildings ever created. Michelangelo is frequently considered the Creator of the Renaissance.

Michelangelo

Author: Tim McNeese

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438104200

Page: 154

View: 632

His accomplishments ran from sonnets and love poems to the most famous sculptures, paintings, and buildings ever created. Michelangelo is frequently considered the Creator of the Renaissance.

High Renaissance Art in St Peter s and the Vatican

He gives us the story behind the works, telling us what their particular themes signified at the time for the artist, the papacy, and the Church. He also indicates how the art was received by contemporaries and viewed by later generations.

High Renaissance Art in St  Peter s and the Vatican

Author: George L. Hersey

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226327822

Page: 305

View: 862

Michelangelo, Raphael, Bramante—together these artists created some of the most glorious treasures of the Vatican, viewed daily by thousands of tourists. But how many visitors understand the way these artworks reflect the passions, dreams, and struggles of the popes who commissioned them? For anyone making an artistic pilgrimage to the High Renaissance splendors of the Vatican, George L. Hersey's book is the ideal guide. Before starting the tour of individual works, Hersey describes how the treacherously shifting political and religious alliances of sixteenth-century Italy, France, and Spain played themselves out in the Eternal City. He offers vivid accounts of the lives and personalities of four popes, each a great patron of art and architecture: Julius II, Leo X, Clement VII, and Paul III. He also tells of the complicated rebuilding and expanding of St. Peter's, a project in which Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo all took part. Having set the historical scene, Hersey then explores the Vatican's magnificent Renaissance art and architecture. In separate chapters, organized spatially, he leads the reader through the Cortile del Belvedere and Vatican Museums, with their impressive holdings of statuary and paintings; the richly decorated Stanze and Logge of Raphael; and Michelangelo's Last Judgment and newly cleaned Sistine Chapel ceiling. A fascinating final chapter entitled "The Tragedy of the Tomb" recounts the vicissitudes of Michelangelo's projected funeral monument to Julius II. Hersey is never content to simply identify the subject of a painting or sculpture. He gives us the story behind the works, telling us what their particular themes signified at the time for the artist, the papacy, and the Church. He also indicates how the art was received by contemporaries and viewed by later generations. Generously illustrated and complete with a useful chronology, High Renaissance Art in St. Peter's and the Vatican is a valuable reference for any traveler to Rome or lover of Italian art who has yearned for a single-volume work more informative and stimulating than ordinary guidebooks. At the same time, Hersey's many anecdotes and intriguing comparisons with works outside the Vatican will provide new insights even for specialists.

Young Michelangelo The Path to the Sistine A Biography

Spike covers the full range of Michelangelo's early years and explores the overwhelming influence that his charismatic personality had upon his contemporaries and followers.

Young Michelangelo  The Path to the Sistine  A Biography

Author: John T. Spike

Publisher: Vendome Press

ISBN: 9780865652835

Page: 272

View: 640

Spike covers the full range of Michelangelo's early years and explores the overwhelming influence that his charismatic personality had upon his contemporaries and followers. He traces Michelangelo's development into a master sculptor, probes his involvement in the most troubling controversies of his age, and recreates Florence and Rome with vivid sketches.

Leonardo and the Last Supper

Ross King's Leonardo and the Last Supper is both a 'biography' of one of the most famous works of art ever painted and a record of Leonardo da Vinci's last five years in Milan.

Leonardo and the Last Supper

Author: Ross King

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408834278

Page: 352

View: 471

For more than five centuries The Last Supper has been an artistic, religious and cultural icon. The art historian Kenneth Clark called it 'the keystone of European art', and for a century after its creation it was regarded as nothing less than a miraculous image. And yet there is a very human story behind this artistic 'miracle'. Ross King's Leonardo and the Last Supper is both a 'biography' of one of the most famous works of art ever painted and a record of Leonardo da Vinci's last five years in Milan.

The Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling . London , 2002 . Simmel , Georg .
Michelangelo . Lucio Perucchi Lucio , ed . Milan , 2003 . Wisch , Barbara . “
Vested Interest : Redressing Jews on Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling . ” Artibus et
Historiae 24 ...

The Sistine Chapel

Author: Heinrich Pfeiffer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 352

View: 700

"An scholarly exposition of the symbolism of the renowned fresco cycle, illustrating both Michelangelo's frescoes and those of the quattrocento"--Provided by publisher.

Artists

Exploring the vision and techniques of the greatest painters and sculptors throughout history, Artists tells the fascinating stories behind each masterpiece, including the historical context in which each artist worked, their influences, ...

Artists

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 9781465463289

Page: 360

View: 204