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.
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A fictional biography of the artist Michelangelo Buonarotti. It is also a vivid recreation of renaissance Italy, evoking the turbulence of a time when the Medici family and the Church were all powerful. Stone's previous books on the art world include "Lust for Life: the Life of Vincent Van Gogh".Review:
"[Stone] has painted the portrait of a supreme craftsman who was also one of the most versatile artists of all time."
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Book Description Fontana, 1961. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006122914