The Sistine Chapel

The Sistine ChapelThe Story Behind The Timeless Renaissance Revealed.You Cannot Stand Underneath The Masterwork That Is The Sistine Chapel Without Considering The Genius And Painstaking Work That Went Into Its Creation Michelangelo Buonarroti Never Wanted To Paint The Sistine Chapel, Though Appointed By The Temperamental Julius II, Michelangelo Believed The Suspiciously Large Scale Project To Be A Plot For Failure Conspired By His Rivals And The Warrior Pope After All, Michelangelo Was Not A Painter He Was A Sculptor The Noble Artist Reluctantly Took On The Daunting Task That Would Damage His Neck, Back, And Eyes If You Have Ever Strained To Admire The Real Thing, You Know Andrew Graham Dixon Tells The Story Behind The Famous Painted Ceiling Over Which The Great Artist Painfully Toiled For Four Long Years.Linking Michelangelo S Personal Life To His Work On The Sistine Chapel, Graham Dixon Describes Michelangelo S Unique Depiction Of The Book Of Genesis, Tackles Ambiguities In The Work, And Details The Painstaking Work That Went Into Michelangelo S Magnificent Creation Complete With Rich, Full Color Illustrations And Graham Dixon S Articulate Narrative, Michelangelo And The Sistine Chapel Is An Indispensable And Significant Piece Of Art Criticism It Humanizes This Heavenly Masterpiece In A Way That Every Art Enthusiast, Student, And Professional Can Understand And Appreciate. This book is on the half read shelf because I will never finish reading it The first part, about Michelangelo, was interesting I find the second part, where the author is describing the ceiling frescoes unimaginative I found myself saying out loud but can t you see the insert pertinent detail of choice on ceiling Maybe the book is a good place to begin to read about the Sistine Chapel The author does point out what is revolutionary about Michelangelo s work there We tend to forget

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  • The Sistine Chapel
  • Andrew Graham-Dixon
  • 06 January 2017
  • 9780297853657