New PDF release: A Journey into Michelangelo's Rome (ArtPlace series)

By Angela K. Nickerson

ISBN-10: 0977742911

ISBN-13: 9780977742912

ISBN-10: 0982341059

ISBN-13: 9780982341056

From St. Peter’s Basilica to the Capitoline Hill, this targeted resource—part biography, half historical past, and half commute guide—provides an intimate portrait of the connection among Michelangelo and the town he restored to inventive greatness. Lavishly illustrated and richly informative, this shuttle spouse tells the tale of Michelangelo’s meteoric upward thrust, his occupation marked via successive inventive breakthroughs, his tempestuous kin with robust buyers, and his austere yet passionate inner most existence. offering highway maps that let readers to navigate town and realize Rome as Michelangelo knew it, every one bankruptcy specializes in a specific paintings that surprised Michelangelo’s contemporaries and smooth travelers alike.

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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.

With Lorenzo’s death, potent powers in the city-state sensed weakness and pounced. Savonarola, a Dominican priest who had been advocating change and piety from the pulpit, unleashed a torrent of political fury and apocalyptic prophecy. Preaching Old Testament vengeance and disaster, he damned Florence for its decadence and passion for beauty. 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.

Spies and assassins filled the streets. And Borgia extorted property from any aristocrat who dared to oppose him. Having successfully navigated the misfortunes of the Medici, Michelangelo had learned to play the political games that would be necessary to win papal favor. He devoted himself to establishing his reputation during his first stay in Rome, which was to last nearly five years. This task would prove easier to accomplish than in Florence. In Rome, Michelangelo was out from under the shadow of the Florentine masters and closer to the heart of the Vatican—which had even more power and money than the Medici and the Borgia.

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