Michelangelo: the last decades

Sarah Vowles

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Tracing the final 30 years of Michelangelo’s career, this book examines how the great master used art and faith to explore the common human experience of ageing in a rapidly changing world.

ISBN: 9780714126982 Category:

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Tracing the final 30 years of Michelangelo’s career, this book examines how the great master used art and faith to explore the common human experience of ageing in a rapidly changing world.

‘This fascinating and beautifully illustrated catalogue demonstrates the creativity of Michelangelo’s late years in a way that is both accessible and scholarly.’ – Jill Burke, author of How to be a Renaissance Woman and The Italian Renaissance Nude

Michelangelo was not the isolated, tortured genius of artistic legend but a man who maintained a close circle of friends and associates into old age. His late drawings, letters and poetry offer powerful insights into his psychology, reflecting his Catholic faith, his commanding intellectual engagement, and his hope for eternal life. Built on the British Museum’s extraordinary collection of drawings, this book explores Michelangelo’s relationships and late creativity to go beyond the towering Renaissance master known today.

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Dimensions 25 × 23 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

709.2 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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