By Angela K. Nickerson
From St. Peter’s Basilica to the Capitoline Hill, this detailed resource—part biography, half historical past, and half shuttle guide—provides an intimate portrait of the connection among Michelangelo and town he restored to inventive greatness. Lavishly illustrated and richly informative, this trip better half tells the tale of Michelangelo’s meteoric upward push, his profession marked by means of successive inventive breakthroughs, his tempestuous relatives with strong buyers, and his austere yet passionate deepest lifestyles. delivering road maps that permit readers to navigate town and realize Rome as Michelangelo knew it, each one bankruptcy makes a speciality of a specific paintings that surprised Michelangelo’s contemporaries and smooth travelers alike.
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Ultimately, he would turn on the papacy and the Medici family. Amid the turmoil, Michelangelo spent the next few years flitting between Florence and her neighbor seventy miles to the north, Bologna, as the fortunes In the Piazza della Signoria at the center of Florence, Savonarola and his angels built enormous fires—”Bonfires of the Vanities”— into which they threw wigs, perfumes, soaps, playing cards, chessboards, manuscripts, and other luxuries that Savonarola deemed sinful. Such an environment was extraordinarily uncomfortable for the artists of Florence, who fled to Rome and Venice to escape the same fate as their works.
CI V. G. VITE LLE S CHI G. V V. V ZO Tibe N NA RIEN LA D I V. L E V. PIAVE C OL O E IV V. A E V. SALARIA CE S A R V. CO 11 V A T IC A N O IULIO ILIZIE . V. M VIA LEON VLE. G Vatican City VIA L E ELLE M MINIA VLE. D A RI E DIA V. CAN AT IC A NO E VIA L V F ER R FAL DORIA V. FLA V. G. N RIO V. T RE A V. AND advance of one hundred gold florins, the equivalent of a year’s pay, and the pope’s blessing to travel to Carrara to choose the marble for the tomb. Michelangelo left almost immediately, spending eight months selecting stone with which to begin the project.
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A Journey into Michelangelo's Rome (ArtPlace series) by Angela K. Nickerson