Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel /

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Author / Creator: Graham-Dixon, Andrew.
Other Authors / Creators: Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564.
Author / Contributor:Graham-Dixon, Andrew.
Format: Book
Imprint: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008.
Summary:As Michelangelo started work on his vast fresco cycle for the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, in the autumn of 1508, he began putting into pictures the awe-inspiring legends recounted in the Book of Genesis. But for the viewer looking up into Michelangelo's painted sky, with its visions of an elemental universe, this was to be just the first of a series of unprecedentedly original images. Yet the painting of the Sistine Chapel, for all its magnificence, came at a considerable human cost. In his new study of Michelangelo's work in the Sistine Chapel, Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the fascinating human story behind its creation. He analyses its many layers of meaning and teases out the multitude of ambiguities that lurk within its imagery of timeless magnificence. This is a retelling of the story of the Sistine Chapel for modern times, and an essential companion guide for one of the artistic wonders of the world.
Physical Description:xv, 207 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-195) and index.