Michelangelo And The Pope's Ceiling

deRoss King

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8 mai 2006|
Michelangelo And The Pope's Ceiling de Ross King
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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.
Ross King is a renowned expert in the Italian Renaissance. He is the author of numerous bestselling and acclaimed books include Brunelleschi’s Dome, Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling, Leonardo and the Last Supper and Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies. His love of Renaissance Florence, wh...
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Titre :Michelangelo And The Pope's Ceiling
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :384 pages, 7.46 X 4.79 X 0.65 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :384 pages, 7.46 X 4.79 X 0.65 po
Publié le :8 mai 2006
Publié par :Random House UK
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781844139323

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