It was not yet thirty years old that Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) had already produced David and the Pietà, two of the most famous sculptures in the history of art. The creations of this Italian master, at the same time sculptor, painter, designer and architect, are quite exceptional: no other artist has produced a work of such scope, of such importance and of such variety.
This very comprehensive book explores the life and work of Michelangelo through an abundantly illustrated biographical essay and an exhaustive four-part inventory of his paintings, sculptures, architectural creations and drawings. Full-page reproductions and enlargements allow the reader to access the smallest details of the artist's vast repertoire, while the book's biographical approach takes an unprecedented focus on personality and more intimate aspects of life. of Michelangelo, like his solitary nature, his thirst for money and orders, his immense fortune and his talent as an investor.
The book also tackles the question of the authorship of Michelangelo's drawings, a controversy in which decisions continue to be dictated by the interests of the art market and larger collections. Here is the book on Michelangelo which will establish itself as a reference work for generations to come.
- Capa Dura: 736 páginas
- Peso: 8 kg
- Tamanho: 26 x 5,4 x 38,5 cm
- Idioma: Francês
- Edição: 2014