Poems And Letters (michelangelo) by Anthony Michelangelo

Poems And Letters (michelangelo)

byAnthony MichelangeloTranslated byAnthony MortimerIntroduction byAnthony Mortimer

Paperback | December 18, 2007

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Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) is universally celebrated as one of the greatest artists of all time, yet iconic Renaissance creator was also a prolific and gifted poet. The verses collected here are primarily devoted to love and religion. Intense and passionate, the love poems focus on two figures: Tommaso de Cavalieri and Vittoria Colonna; with the sonnets and madrigals dedicated to de Cavalieri revealing a highly charged, homoerotic fervour - previously obscured in the original versions. Michelangelo's later religious poetry moves away from his earlier wordly concerns, while his letters provide a fasicnating insight into his fanily relations and day-to-day life as a working artist. The result is a revealing picture of one of the towering figures of the Renaissance.

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Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) was one of the most inspired creators in the history of art and, with Leonardo da Vinci, the most potent force in the Italian High Renaissance. As a sculptor, architect, painter, and poet, he exerted a tremendous influence on his contemporaries and on subsequent Western art in general. Anthony Mort...

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Title:Poems And Letters (michelangelo)Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.8 × 5.2 × 0.7 inPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140449566

ISBN - 13:9780140449563

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