Michelangelo and the pope’s ceiling by ross king my rating: 3 of 5 stars after pope julius ii saw the pieta installed for the tomb of a french cardinal, he wanted the same awe-inspiring adornment for his tombhence, michelangelo buonarroti from florence was summoned for the work. Michelangelo and the pope’s ceiling unveils the story behind the art's making, a story rife with all the drama of a modern-day soap opera the temperament of the day was dictated by the politics of the papal court, a corrupt and powerful office steeped in controversy pope julius ii even had a nickname, il papa terrible, to prove it. An item which regularly interposes between michelangelo and the popes’ commissions for the sistine chapel is the tomb of julius ii this monument, which can be admired in the church of st peter in chains in rome, centred on the statue of moses, had been commissioned to him by julius ii around 1505. This is 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. The sistine chapel's ceiling restoration began on 7 november 1984 the restoration complete, the chapel was re-opened to the public on 8 april 1994 the part of the restoration in the sistine chapel that has caused the most concern is the ceiling, painted by michelangelo.
Download michelangelo and the pope’s ceiling audiobook michelangelo and the pope’s ceiling (on the new york times extended bestseller list), the judgment of paris, machiavelli, and two novels, ex libris and domino he lives outside oxford in england about the narrator. The author of the acclaimed brunellechi's dome offers a fascinating account of michelangelo's creation of his masterpiece, the ceiling of the sistine chapel, from his original commission from pope julius ii, through the artist's four years of work, to the final acclaim at the painting's 1512 unveiling. Michelangelo & the pope’s ceiling by ross king in ross king’s account, published 495 years after the sistine chapel’s ceiling was commissioned, we encounter michelangelo buonarrotti.
Michelangelo and the pope's ceiling 105 leaks and mildew was forming michelangelo and the pope's ceiling 107 mich locked the chapel the doors and assistants went back to florence, he was dissatisfied with their work michelangelo and the pope's ceiling. In 1508, michelangelo accepted a commission from pope julius ii to paint the ceiling of the newly restored (it had been sinking into a swamp on the tiber) sistine chapel. Scrupulously researched, written with panache, ross king's michelangelo and the pope's ceiling is a sublime peek into a remarkable era splendid, thorough and detailed this amazing book transports the listener back to italy in the early 16th century. Michelangelo and the pope's ceiling 147 mich didn't let the pope see the chapel and pope snuck in and mich jumped out from the scaffold to scare him (prob exaggeration.
The general idea, it seemed, was to cover the vaulted ceiling with grandiose biblical frescoes and who had julius now hired (in 1508) to wield the brushes and oversee a team, at a steep cost of. Michelangelo and the pope's ceiling blends with success the troubles of an era, the rationale behind the art, and the day-to-day struggles with plaster, paint, and pigments it is the tale of michelangelo's grumbling, undeniable artistry, raphael's grace-filled genius, pope julius's temporal ambitions and it is not the tale of any of these. Michelangelo and the pope's ceiling [ross king] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful pope julius ii commissioned michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the newly restored sistine chapel. Ross king ross king is the author of the highly praised michelangelo and the pope's ceiling and brunelleschi's dome, a celebrated account of how the renaissance architect brunelleschi constructed the dome of santa maria del fiore in florence. In michelangelo and the pope's ceiling ross king gives a penetrating look into the life of michelangelo buonarroti during the four years he spends painting the ceiling of the sistine chapel.
Free shipping on all us orders over $10 overview in 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful pope julius ii commissioned michelangelo buonarroti to paint the ceiling of the newly restored sistine chapel in rome. Michelangelo and the pope’s ceiling from the acclaimed author of brunelleschi’s dome and leonardo and the last supper , the riveting story of how michelangelo, against all odds, created the masterpiece that has ever since adorned the ceiling of the sistine chapel. Michelangelo, sistine chapel ceiling, 1508-1512, fresco the sistine chapel is one of the most famous painted interior spaces in the world, and virtually all of this fame comes from the breathtaking painting of its ceiling from about 1508-1512. Michelangelo and the sistine chapel ceiling in 1505, pope julius ii commissioned michelangelo to sculpt him a grand tomb with 40 life-size statues, and the artist began work.
For four decades, and under constant harassment from the pope's heirs, michelangelo worked on julius ii's tomb though the project was continually interrupted, michelangelo's genius was not wasted, for elements from his early plans for the tomb found their way into his massive frescoes on the sistine ceiling. About michelangelo and the pope's ceiling from the acclaimed author of brunelleschi's dome and leonardo and the last supper , the riveting story of how michelangelo, against all odds, created the masterpiece that has ever since adorned the ceiling of the sistine chapel. It tells the story which begins in 1508 when pope julius ii induced michelangelo (born 6 mar 1475, died 18 feb 1564) to decorate the ceiling of the sistine chapel the book tells in detail, much of it being technical, of the fresco work that michelangelo did, and difficulties he overcame to create the most famous ceiling in the world.
In michelangelo and the pope's ceiling mrking has done another (brunelleschi's dome) very engaging and engrossing history he motivates one to want to return to rome and florence yet again ah, how much more we now know thanks to mr king definitely at least four stars. Michelangelo and the pope's ceilingrecounts the four extraordinary years michelangelo spent laboring over the vast ceiling while the power politics and personal rivalries that abounded in rome swirled around him.