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Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475-1564

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Works: 6,725 works in 14,420 publications in 14 languages and 256,762 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Illustrations  Catalogs  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs  Records and correspondence  Art  Pictorial works 
Subject Headings: Artists 
Roles: Illustrator, Artist, Lyricist, Other, Creator, Dedicatee, Honoree, Architect, Bibliographic antecedent, Sculptor, Draftsman, Instrumentalist, Adapter, Collaborator, Librettist, Assignee, Recipient, Contributor, Performer
Classifications: N6923.B9, 709.2
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Michelangelo by Michelangelo Buonarroti ( Book )
338 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 5,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text and numerous color and and black-and-white reproductions present the work of the artist, describe his career achievements, and his personal life
Michelangelo : the complete sculpture, painting, architecture by William E Wallace ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With an engaging text by renowned Michelangelo scholar William E. Wallace, Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture brings together in one exquisite volume the powerful sculptures, the awe-inspiring paintings, and the classical architectural works of one of the greatest artists of all time. Including everything from his sculptures Piet?s and David to his beautiful paintings of the Sistine Chapel and the Doni Tondo, the book provides an opportunity to view Michelangelo?s work as never before, and to more fully understand the artist who, through his work, spoke of his life and times. The frescoes are specially printed on onion skin paper to recreate the actual appearance of light reflecting off of the plaster walls. The stunning black-and-white photography of the sculptures is printed in four colors to bring out the rich details of the marble." -- from publisher's website
Michelangelo by Hugo Chapman ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and German and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of Michelangelo's drawings held in the collections of the British Museum. These drawings range from unfinished sketches to studies of some of his most famous works such as the Sistine chapel ceiling and the Last Judgment
Michelangelo and his drawings by Michael Hirst ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Michelangelo was a master draftsman whose striking and powerful drawings are not only an important part of his artistic heritage in their own right but are also a means of viewing his designs that have not otherwise survived. In this book Michael Hirst describes and analyzes Michelangelo`s drawings in light of the many purposes for which the artist made them, thereby reaching for the first time a full understanding of their character and appearance. The product of thirty years of careful thought and examination of the original drawings, it provides the reader with new insights into the working methods and the mental processes of one of the most original of all artists."--Publisher description
Michelangelo : the artist, the man, and his times by William E Wallace ( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: Michelangelo is universally recognized to be one of the greatest artists of all time. In this vividly written biography, William E. Wallace offers a substantially new view of the artist. Not only a supremely gifted sculptor, painter, architect, and poet, Michelangelo was also an aristocrat who firmly believed in the ancient and noble origins of his family. The belief in his patrician status fueled his lifelong ambition to improve his family's financial situation and to raise the social standing of artists. Michelangelo's ambitions are evident in his writing, dress, and comportment, as well as in his ability to befriend, influence, and occasionally say "no" to popes, kings, and princes. Written from the words of Michelangelo and his contemporaries, this biography not only tells his own stories but also brings to life the culture and society of Renaissance Florence and Rome. Not since Irving Stone's novel The Agony and the Ecstasy has there been such a compelling and human portrayal of this remarkable yet credible human individual
Michelangelo drawings : closer to the master by Hugo Chapman ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most creative and influential artists in the history of art, Michelangelo (1475-1564) was a prolific sculptor, painter, architect, and draftsman whose drawing practice was essential to his work in all media. This important and beautiful book focuses on more than ninety Michelangelo drawings executed in red and black chalk and pen and ink. In the accompanying text, distinguished art historian Hugo Chapman examines the remarkable array of works and discusses how the act of drawing figured prominently in the evolution of Michelangelo's career. An introductory chapter discusses Michelangelo's contemporary fame, his training and choice of techniques, and the role of drawing in the genesis of his paintings, sculptures, and architecture. The author also describes the artist's frugal use of paper, explaining how he often recycled letters and drawings (working on both the front and back of the sheet) throughout his career. Organized chronologically, the book looks at Michelangelo's early development in Florence and Rome, his accomplishments as papal artist for the Sistine Chapel ceiling with its preparatory studies, and his drawings for the tomb of Julius II, the Medici tombs, the Laurentian library, and the Last judgement. The fascinating history of the fate of Michelangelo's drawings after his death is also explored in detail. From pen studies made when Michelangelo was in his early twenties to the visionary Crucifixion scenes carried out shortly before his death six decades later, this essential book testifies to the fundamental importance of drawing in the work of this great Renaissance master.--Book jacket
Michelangelo's last paintings : the Conversion of St. Paul and the Crucifixion of St. Peter in the Cappella Paolina, Vatican Palace by Leo Steinberg ( Book )
8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three worlds of Michelangelo by James H Beck ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The personalities of artists often lie hidden behind veils of fact, myth, and hearsay. Seizing on clues found in hundreds of contemporary documents, many in the artist's own hand, a scholar-detective redefines Michelangelo from his earliest relationships to the days of his heroic labor on the Sistine Chapel. In James Beck's account, three men perceived and helped shape Michelangelo's creative powers. His stern father, Lodovico, instilled in him a rigorous work ethic. Their relationship, however, would be defined by bitterness: Lodovico longed for his son to train for a lucrative occupation, perhaps as a merchant or a lawyer, vigorously opposing Michelangelo's desire to become a painter. Even after Michelangelo achieved fame, he wrote Lodovico that "all the difficulties I have undergone, I always did for your love." At a critical juncture in Michelangelo's youth, support came from the most powerful man in Florence, the imperious ruler Lorenzo de'Medici. In his late twenties, Michelangelo began his third crucial alliance, this time with the recently elected Pope Julius II, in Rome. Three Worlds of Michelangelo offers an entirely new approach to understanding the mind, temperament, and sexuality of an unparalleled artist who, even in his own time, was called divine
The poetry of Michelangelo : an annotated translation by Michelangelo Buonarroti ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The only available bilingual edition of the more than 300 sonnetts, madrigals, and other poems produced by Michelangelo. --Yale University Press
Young Michelangelo : the path to the Sistine : [a biography] by John T Spike ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spike covers the full range of Michelangelo's early years and explores the overwhelming influence that his charismatic personality had upon his contemporaries and followers. He traces Michelangelo's development into a master sculptor, probes his involvement in the most troubling controversies of his age, and recreates Florence and Rome with vivid sketches
Michelangelo : volume 1, the achievement of fame, 1475-1534 by Michael Hirst ( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 1 is the first book in a two-volume history of the great artist; it covers his early life and rise to prominence in Italy. This study of Michelangelo's extraordinary career follows the artist from his apprenticeship in Ghirlandaio's workshop to his definitive move to Rome in 1534, when at the age of fifty-nine, he left behind his native Florence, never to return. During these years he created such outstanding works as the marble Pietà, the giant marble David, commissioned for the cathedral in Florence, the Sistine ceiling frescoes and the new sacristy and library for the Medici family at San Lorenzo. He also began the monumental tomb for Pope Julius II in Rome, and he became one of the most sought-after artists of all time. Written by a Michelangelo scholar, this informative account benefits from recent archival discoveries and restorations, and is enriched by material from the long-awaited editions of the artist's correspondence and artistic contracts. The wealth of new information enables fresh light to be shed on the genesis of Michelangelo's works in sculpture, painting and architecture, and on his complex psychological relations with his family, friends, and powerful patrons.--From book jacket, v.1
The sculpture of Michelangelo by Umberto Baldini ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sonnets of Michael Angelo Buonarroti by Michelangelo Buonarroti ( Book )
42 editions published between 1868 and 1948 in English and Italian and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel by Andrew Graham-Dixon ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his new study of Michelangelo's work in the Sistine Chapel, Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the fascinating human story behind its creation. He analyses its many layers of meaning and teases out the multitude of ambiguities that lurk within its imagery of timeless magnificence
The young Michelangelo by Michael Hirst ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complete poems and selected letters by Michelangelo Buonarroti ( Book )
19 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michelangelo : a life on paper by Leonard Barkan ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Michelangelo is best known for great artistic achievements, but overlooked is the sheets composed with his own words. Here we can read the artist's marginal notes to his masterpieces; workaday memos to assistants and pupils; poetry and letters; and personal expressions of ambition and despair. This book will examine this intriguing interplay of words and images, providing insight into his life and work as never before."-- Publisher description
Michelangelo and the reinvention of the human body by James Hall ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this study, the art critic James Hall explores the body-language of Michelangelo's figures, and his preoccupation with the male nude. He answers many of the major puzzles - his stern Madonnas and their lack of maternal feeling; his concern with colossal scale and size; his passion for anatomical dissection; the meaning of the drawings made for his young lover Tommaso da Cavalieri. By asking basic questions about Michelangelo and his times, Hall sheds dramatic new light on many of his most familiar works, including the statue of David and the narratives of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and his haunting late images of the dead Christ." "This book re-assesses the popular idea of Michelangelo as an artist-superman possessed of titanic mental and physical powers, and the long-held view of him as brilliant but unbalanced, obsessed with the male nude. Hall sees him as the first artist to put the unadorned human body centre stage, giving him a profound relevance to our own time, in which visual artists and writers are so fixated on 'the body'. If we really want to understand our own culture, he argues, we need to understand Michelangelo. This new study offers us a way to do so."--BOOK JACKET
Michelangelo and the reform of art by Alexander K Nagel ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Concentrating on Michelangelo's lifelong preoccupation with the image of the dead Christ, Alexander Nagel studies the artist's associations with reform-minded circles in early sixteenth-century Italy and his sustained concern over the fate of religious art in his own day. A reassessment of Michelangelo's work, this revisionist study sheds new light on High Renaissance and Mannerist art as a whole."--BOOK JACKET
The complete paintings of Michelangelo by Michelangelo Buonarroti ( Book )
9 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Angelo Bonaroti 1475-1564
Ângelo, Miguel
Bona Rotta, Michiel Angielo 1475-1564
Bonarota, Michael Angelus 1475-1564
Bonarota, Michel Angelo 1475-1564
Bonaroti, Angelo 1475-1564
Bonaroti, Michael̈ Angelo 1475-1564
Bonaroti, Michel-Ange, 1475-1564
Bonaroti, Michel Angelo, 1475-1564
Bonaroti, Michiel Angelo 1475-1564
Bonarotus, Michael Angelus 1475-1564
Bonarroti, Michelangelo
Bonorotti, Michelangelo
Buonarota, Michelangelo
Buonaroti, Michael Angelo 1475-1564
Buonaroti, Michel-Angelo, 1475-1564
Buonaroti, Michelangelo 1475-1564
Buonaroti, Michiel Angelo 1475-1564
Buonarotti, Michel-Angelo 1475-1564
Buonarotti, Michelangelo, 1475-1564
Buonarroti, M.
Buonarroti, Michał Anioł.
Buonarroti, Michel Agnolo.
Buonarroti, Michel Agnolo, 1475-1564
Buonarroti, Michel-Ange
Buonarroti, Michel-Ange, 1475-1564
Buonarroti, Michel Angelo
Buonarroti, Michel Angelo, 1475-1564
Buonarroti, Michelagniolo
Buonarroti, Michelagniolo, 1475-1564
Buonarroti, Michelagniolo di L. 1475-1564
Buonarroti, Michelagnolo.
Buonarroti, Michelagnolo 1475-1564
Buonarroti, Michelangelo
Buonarroti, Michelangelo, 1475-1564
Buonarroti, Michelangiolo
Buonarroti, Michelangiolo 1475-1564
Buonarroti, Miguel Ángel 1475-1564
Buonarroti, Mikelandželo.
Buonarroti, Mikelandželo 1475-1564
Buonarrotti, Michel A. 1475-1564
Buonarrotti, Michel Agnolo 1475-1564
Buonarrotti, Michelangelo 1475-1564
Buonarrotti, Michelangiolo 1475-1564
Buonarruoti, Michelangelo
Impastato 1475-1564
Impastato, L' 1475-1564
Impostato 1475-1564
Impostato, L' 1475-1564
L'Impastato 1475-1564
L'Impostato 1475-1564
Michael Angelo
Michael Angelo, 1475-1564
Michael Angelo Buonaroti
Michael Angelo Buonaroti 1475-1564
Michael Angelo Buonarotti
Michael Angelo Buonarroti
Michael Angelo, Buonarroti, 1475-1564
Michael Angelus Bonarotus 1475-1564
Michaelangelo
Michaelangelo, 1475-1564
Michał Anioł.
Michał Anioł, 1475-1564
Michał Anioł Buonarroti
Michel-Ange.
Michel-Ange, 1475-1564
Michel-Ange Buonaroti 1475-1564
Michel-Ange Buonarroti
Michel-Ange Buonarroti, 1475-1564
Michel Angel de Bonarrotta
Michel Angelo
Michel Angelo, 1475-1564
Michel Angelo Bonaroti 1475-1564
Michel-Angelo, Buonaroti, 1475-1564
Michel Angelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564
Michel Aniol
Michelagelo Buonarroti 1475-1564
Michelagniolo, 1475-1564
Michelagniolo Buonaroti 1475-1564
Michelagniolo Buonarroti
Michelagniolo Buonarroti, 1475-1564
Michelagniolo di Lodovico de Lionardo di Buonarroto Simoni
Michelagniolo di Lodovico di Buonarroto Simoni
Michelagniolo di Lodovico di Lionardo di Buonarroto Simoni
Michelagniolo di Ludovico di Lionardo Buonarroti-Simoni 1475-1564
Michelagnolo 1475-1564
Michelagnolo Buonarotti
Michelagnolo Buonarroti
Michelagnolo Buonarruoti
Michelagnolo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
Michelagnolo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, 1475-1564
Michelang. o Bonarota
Michelange Bonaroti
Michelangelo.
Michelangelo, 1475-1564
Michelangelo Bonarota
Michelangelo Bonaroti
Michelangelo Buonarota
Michelangelo Buonaroti
Michelangelo Buonaroti 1475-1564
Michelangelo Buonarotti
Michelangelo Buonarotti 1475-1564
Michelangelo Buonarrota
Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Michelangelo, Buonarroti, 1475-1564
Michelangelo Buonnaroti
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
Michelangelo di Lodovico di Lionardo di Buonarroto Simoni
Michelangelo di Ludovico Buonarroti
Michelangelus 1475-1564
Michelangiolo.
Michelangiolo, 1475-1564
Michelangiolo Buonaroti
Michelangiolo Buonarroti
Michelangiolo, Buonarroti, 1475-1564
Michelangiolo Buonarrotti 1475-1564
Micheleangelo Buonarota
Michiel Angelo Bonaroti 1475-1564
Michiel Angelo Buonaroti 1475-1564
Michiel Angielo Bona Rotta 1475-1564
Mighelagnolo
Miguel Angel
Miguel Ángel, 1475-1564
Miguel Angelo
Miguel Angelo, 1475-1564
Mikel-Andželo, 1475-1564
Mikelʹ-Andzhelo
Mikelʹ-Andzhelo, 1475-1564
Mikelandelo 1475-1564
Mikelandželo, 1475-1564
Mikelandželo Buonarroti, 1475-1564
Mikelandzhelo
Mikelandzhelo Buonarroti
Mikelandzhelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564
Mikels-Andželo, 1475-1564
Mīkilānjilū
Mīkilānjilū, 1475-1564
Miquel Àngel
Miquel Àngel, 1475-1564
Буонарроти, Микеланджело, 1475-1564
Буонарроти, Микель Анжело, 1475-1564
Микеланджело, 1475-1564
Микеланджело Буонарроти
Микеланджело Буонарроти, 1475-1564
Микель-Анжело, 1475-1564
Микельанджело, 1475-1564
אנג'לו, מיכאל בואונרוטי
בואונרוטי, מיקל-אנ'גלו
מיכאל־אנג׳לו בואונארוטי
מיכאל־אנג׳לו בואונארוטי, 1475־1564
מיכאל אנג'לו בואונרוטי
מיכל אנג'לו בואונרוטי
מיקל אנג'לו בואונרוטי
מיקעלאנדזשעלא בואנאראטי
ミケランジェロ
Languages
English (1,047)
German (144)
Italian (109)
Spanish (7)
Japanese (6)
Dutch (6)
French (3)
Portuguese (2)
Hebrew (1)
Chinese (1)
Romanian (1)
Swedish (1)
Russian (1)
Czech (1)
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