The name Michelangelo instantly conjures up the Sistine Chapel, "David," the "Pieta "and countless other great works. In his "History of Italian Painting," the French writer Stendhal remarked that, "between Greek antiquity and Michelangelo nothing exists, except more or less skilled forgeries." In just a few years Michelangelo was able to uncover the secrets of a creative source worthy of his Greek predecessors. The work of Michelangelo has indisputably, stood the test of time. Often referred to as a creative genius and a superman, Michelangelo was an incomparable artist of the Italian Renaissance and is often ranked alongside Leonardo da Vinci for his influence and achievement.
About the Author
Eugène Müntz (1845-1902) was a member of the Institut de France and curator of the collections of l’Ecole Nationale des Beaux- Arts in Paris, and has been one of the most influential specialists on the Italian Renaissance. He wrote profusely on the great masters of the Renaissance such as Michelangelo. His insightful study of da Vinci's works remains the most complete and universal reference today.
Series: Best of
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 31st May 2012
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 23.8 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.34