The Agony And The Ecstasy

Author: Irving Stone
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473505704
Release Date: 2015-01-22
Genre: Fiction

Irving Stone's powerful and passionate biographical novel of Michelangelo. His time: the turbulent Renaissance, the years of poisoning princes, warring popes, the all-powerful Medici family, the fanatic monk Savonarola. His loves: the frail and lovely daughter of Lorenzo de Medici; the ardent mistress of Marco Aldovrandi; and his last love - his greatest love - the beautiful, unhappy Vittoria Colonna. His genius: a God-driven fury from which he wrested the greatest art the world has ever known. Michelangelo Buonarotti, creator of David, painter of the Sistine ceiling, architect of the dome of St Peter's, lives once more in the tempestuous, powerful pages of Irving Stone's marvellous book.

The Agony and the Ecstasy

Author: Irving Stone
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780099416272
Release Date: 2001
Genre: European fiction

Irving Stone's powerful and passionate biographical novel of Michelangelo.His time: the turbulent Renaissance, the years of poisoning princes, warring popes, the all-powerful Medici family, the fanatic monk Savonarola.His loves: the frail and lovely d

Depths of Glory

Author: Irving Stone
Publisher: N A L Trade
ISBN: 0452275016
Release Date: 1995-09-01
Genre: Fiction

A fictional profile of the painter traces his life and career at the center of a circle of artists who founded Impressionism

Michelangelo

Author: William E. Wallace
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
ISBN: UOM:39076002867138
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Art

In this vividly written biography, William E. Wallace offers a substantially new view of Michelangelo.

Michelangelo and the Pope s Ceiling

Author: Ross King
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781620408407
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Recounts Michelangelo's creation of his masterpiece, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from his commission from Pope Julius II, through the artist's four years of work, to the final acclaim at the paintings' 1512 unveiling.

100 Facts about the Agony and the Ecstasy

Author: Christian Anning
Publisher: Lennex
ISBN: 5458853261
Release Date: 2013-03
Genre:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Lust For Life

Author: Irving Stone
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407097640
Release Date: 2015-01-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Lust for Life is the classic fictional re-telling of the incredible life of Vincent Van Gogh. “Vincent is not dead. He will never die. His love, his genius, the great beauty he has created will go on forever, enriching the world... He was a colossus... a great painter... a great philosopher... a martyr to his love of art. “ Walking down the streets of Paris the young Vincent Van Gogh didn’t feel like he belonged. Battling poverty, repeated heartbreak and familial obligation, Van Gogh was a man plagued by his own creative urge but with no outlet to express it. Until the day he picked up a paintbrush. Written with raw insight and emotion, follow the artist through his tormented life, struggling against critical discouragement and mental turmoil and bare witness to his creative journey from a struggling artist to one of the world’s most celebrated artists.

Michelangelo

Author: Miles J. Unger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451678802
Release Date: 2014-07-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This is the life of one of the most revolutionary artists in history, told through the story of six of his greatest masterpieces: “The one indispensable guide for encountering Michelangelo on his home turf” (The Dallas Morning News). Michelangelo stands alone as a master of painting, sculpture, and architecture, a man who reinvented the practice of art itself. Throughout his long career he clashed with patrons by insisting that he had no master but his own demanding muse. Michelangelo was ambitious, egotistical, and difficult, but through the towering force of genius and through sheer pugnaciousness, he transformed the way we think about art. Miles Unger narrates the life of this tormented genius through six of his greatest masterpieces. Each work expanded the expressive range of the medium, from the Pietà carved by a brash young man of twenty-four, to the apocalyptic Last Judgment, the work of an old man weighed down by the unimaginable suffering he had witnessed. In the gargantuan David he depicts Man in the glory of his youth, while in the tombs he carved for his Medici overlords he offers perhaps history’s most sustained meditation on death and the afterlife of the soul. In the vast expanse of the Sistine Chapel ceiling he tells the epic story of Creation. During the final decades of his life, his hands too unsteady to wield the brush and chisel, he exercised his mind by raising the soaring vaults and dome of St. Peter’s in a final tribute to his God. “A deeply human tribute to one of the most accomplished and fascinating figures inthe history of Western culture” (The Boston Globe), Michelangelo brings to life the irascible, egotistical, and undeniably brilliant man whose artistry continues to amaze and inspire us after five hundred years.