Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth

By (artist)Bill ViolaText byMartin Clayton, Kira Perov

Hardcover | March 19, 2019

Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth by Bill Viola
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At first glance, there may appear to be more to separate Michelangelo (1475–1564) and Bill Viola (born 1951) than to unite them: one, the great master of the Italian Renaissance; the other, the creator of state-of-the-art immersive sound and video installations. And yet, when Martin Clayton showed the Queen’s unsurpassed collection of Michelangelo drawings to Viola at Windsor in 2006, parallels began to emerge. This book presents a new perspective on both artists’ works. Stills and sequences from 10 works by Viola—spanning over 30 years of his career—are reproduced alongside 14 of Michelangelo’s drawings, as well as the Taddei Tondo, a treasure of the Royal Academy’s collection. Texts by Martin Clayton examine how existential concerns—the preoccupation of many Renaissance artists, not least Michelangelo—are explored in Viola’s often profoundly moving video installations, while Kira Perov, Viola’s wife and collaborator, provides insight into Viola’s working processes.

Title:Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life, Death, RebirthFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:160 pages, 10.6 X 9.3 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:160 pages, 10.6 X 9.3 X 0.8 inPublished:March 19, 2019Publisher:Royal Academy of ArtsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910350990

ISBN - 13:9781910350997

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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