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    Martin Gayford à 1 DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Õ MY-KASPERSKY.CO.UK à Martin Gayford EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Michelangelo His Epic Life) Michelangelo An Epic Life by Martin Gayford is an insightful and objective portrait of one of the greatest artists We are taken into the heart of 15 16th century Florence the backdrop to one of the biggest cultural revolutions and to the genius of a man who was one of those who made Renaissance what it was Written like a story we a

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Michelangelo His Epic Life) Martin Gayford à 1 DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Õ MY-KASPERSKY.CO.UK à Martin Gayford Don't even think of reading this in non color electronic form illustrations are stunning Out damn standing Seamlessly weaves the politics and art of 15 16th Cent Italy My sole complaint is unusual for me I would h

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Õ MY-KASPERSKY.CO.UK à Martin Gayford Martin Gayford à 1 DOWNLOAD REVIEW Michelangelo His Epic Life I was absolutely shocked at the amount of 5 star reviews this book received everywhere I gave up after a short while as the book is just painful to readmake sense of The author jumps around in a bizarre erratic fashion not only from fact to fact but from various ages in the artist's life One moment he's describing something from the teenage years the next he goes off on a completely random tangent into something not even

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Michelangelo His Epic Life) A very well written biography of one of the most complex and free spirited artists ever to have lived Michelangelo's long life allows us to look closely into the Renaissance its cultural political and religious aspects all intertwi

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    REVIEW Michelangelo His Epic Life EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Michelangelo His Epic Life) I FINALLY FINISHED I loved this book so dearly I once heard an art teacher talk about how Michelangelo believed that figures existed inside of marble and he just needed to carve them out That's what set me out on this adventure I didn't think i

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    REVIEW Michelangelo His Epic Life EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Michelangelo His Epic Life) Martin Gayford à 1 DOWNLOAD I was surprisingly because of the great reviews disappointed I found it a bit dull all of the discussion of deadlines and promises broken etc I also found it strange that Gayford would sometimes make critiues of the work that sounded like he didn't like it but then would refer to it as a great work

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Michelangelo His Epic Life) Martin Gayford à 1 DOWNLOAD Probably the best biography I have ever read It is very fluid and always put the particular facts in a broad and historic perspective

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Michelangelo His Epic Life) I bought and read this on my Kindle and it was immediately obvious I should have got a paper copy instead Not so much for the pictures and photos which are in effect best viewed in the near to perfect HD electronic format than on paper but because the last 25% of the book which is overall 800 or so pages long is taken by lists and

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Michelangelo His Epic Life) Martin Gayford à 1 DOWNLOAD I came to this book after a long weekend in Rome; sat in the airport bar massaging the neckache I had obtained from holding my neck in an unn

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    Martin Gayford à 1 DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Õ MY-KASPERSKY.CO.UK à Martin Gayford REVIEW Michelangelo His Epic Life An excellent biography that brings you closer to both the artist and the person

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An excellent biography that brings you closer to both the Artist And The Person I Bought And Read This On and the person I bought and read this on Kindle and it was immediately obvious I should have got a paper copy instead Not so much for the pictures and photos which are in effect best viewed in the near to perfect HD electronic format than on paper but because the last 25% of the book which is overall 800 or so pages long is taken by lists and lists of Bibliography exhibition catalogues and numerous Notes and References all referred to in form of clickable links throughout the other 75% of the book at the freuency of 2 or 3 links per paragraph at the beginning thus making it frustratingly impossible to turn the pages or touch the screen without jumping to the end of the book and from there finding it hard to get back to the page I was actually on and interrupting the flow CONTINUOUSLY ruining the experience The biography was somewhat confusing to begin with for example it strangely starts from the end really it begins or less with the account of Michelangelo s death and the aftermath of his death including the smuggling of his body from Rome to Florence after his first funeral and the mystery surrounding the fact that when a good few weeks after he had died it was decided to open his coffin to satisfy all present that Michelangelo was really back in Florence where he belonged to great surprise of all the artist s corpse was not in the least spoiled or decomposed but wholly intact and perfectly preserved as if he was simply asleep Miracle Well I suppose it is all just very apt for someone who was called and considered by most Divine during his at least for that time astonishingly long life Apart from strangely starting

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his death than his birth no spoiler there after all we all know Michelangelo eventually died or not Gayford seems to rather annoyingly jump back and forth in time during the first chapters making it a little confusing to get a coherent picture and chronological account of the historical events and the frame of mind of the artist during the creation of his most stunning works of art On top of that during the first third or so of the book I couldn t help noticing that most of all accounts of his earlier life were effectively taken from extracts from the two biographies written while the great man was still alive biographies which are often conflicting and which were even amended or indeed embellished by Michelangelo himself It s all very well to mention and to se the two previously written and approved by the artist himself biographies however I felt I should perhaps be reading straight from the original Vasari or Condivi works since most of these pages seemed to be coming from there Later on the book slowly takes a life of its own the pace becomes in my opinion less erratic and the account of the artist s life which is most strangely very long while all around him 7 popes rivals lovers servants foes friends and close or distant family members were dropping dead one after the other at a comparatively young age due to plagues persecutions murderers incurable illnesses and so forth becomes linear and the author s own words In particula. At thirty one Michelangelo was considered the finest artist in Italy perhaps the world; long before he died at almost 90 he was widely believed to be the greatest sculptor or painter who had ever lived and by his enemies to be an arrogant ncouth swindling miserFor decade after decade
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R I very much enjoyed learning about the rivalry and lovehate relationship between the young Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci whom I the rivalry and lovehate relationship between the young Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci whom I to see in a very different light to what I had grown to know all ite amusing in fact in their attempts to copyoutdo each other I was left with the feeling that both these geniuses were after all also half human Michelangelo s epic life is well worth reading He was most certainly an incredible man surrounded by mystery and full of contradictions with an irascible temperament and yet most sensitive soul and with an incredible imagination and richness of THOUGHT HE SEEMED TO BE PROUD He seemed to be proud and irascible one minute and He seemed to be proud arrogant and irascible one minute and modest generous and pious the very next Conflicted about his sexuality and to me endearingly very much antisocial yet fiercely attached and loyal to his young beautiful friends and platonic loves lovers and even servants of his life He very inexplicably escaped death ite a few times managing to flee at the right time avoiding various assassination plots and also surviving deadly diseases and strong fevers and making lots of enemies along the way He was very wealthy and yet lived most of his life humbly almost in sualor Never afraid to voice his opinion his terribility was felt by all who came close to him including the several popes he worked for his rivals and his helpers and apprentices I could just picture him 80 years old in his workshop losing his temper and taking a mallet to his last Pieta and smash it to pieces to his helper s consternation in his frustration when the huge block of marble suddenly revealed a crack Understandably like most highly gifted people Michelangelo had far too many projects on the go at the same time starting an overambitious project only to take another even ambitious one half way through and then another losing interest a little over the grandeur of one to start planning the next even grand work of art effectively lacking the time to complete all and so it is no surprise that so many of his major works rest sadly nfinished What is astonishing is that for someone who claimed that painting was not his profession and so looked sometimes scornfully My First Glitter Book, Colors (Board book) upon this form of art Michelangelo lefts with what must be the most breathtaking frescoes known to man far superior in my very modest opinion to Leonardo s or another one of his rivals Raphael s both of whom believed painting was a divine form of art than sculpting never repeating the same expression or pose in the hundreds nudes he painted Later in life he even took the sometimes controversial role of architect even though he would still claim that it also wasn t his profession creating some astonishingly innovative plans for buildings such as San Lorenzo with the Medici Chapels and the Laurentian Library in Florence and St Peter s in the Vatican itself amongst othersHe was also an accomplished poet with his numerous at times very humourous at other times moving or simply stunning sonnets And yet he always claimed that his profession was liberating those divine angels from huge blocks of marble which he would personally jealously supervise excavation and transportation of chisel. E worked near the dynamic centre of events the vortex at which European history was changing from Renaissance to Counter Reformation Few of his works including the huge frescoes of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling the marble giant David and the Last Judgment were small or easy to accomplish Michelangelo His Epic LifeIn hand hacking away Bitva na Hackhamské pláni (Hraničářův učeň: První roky, until his very last days even whenite old and frail Overall I felt it was a worthwhile read and Gayford portrayed Kent Hrbeks Tales from the Minnesota Twins Dugout uite well how Michelangelo thought of himself and his time and how he lived and I would recommend this to anyone who like me has recently been to Florence and felt the amazingly strong still very much alive impression Michelangelo left all around the city orite simply has ever admired any of his incomparable works of art or even strongly to those who know nothing of
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great artist does that leave anyone outMy favourite passage from the book Michelangelo believed that he had a temperamental affinity for the dark il tempo bruno Night was the time of shadows melancholy and thoughts of death but also of soothing oblivion and dreams Oh night O sweetest time though black of hue he wrote in sonnet no 102 you cut the thread of tired thoughts for so You offer calm in your tired shade In sonnet no 104 he described how he who created time from nothingness gave one half to the sun the other to the moon I was assigned the dark time for my own As what my birth and cradle suited best This was an intriguing and for the time startling series of reflections The year of the poems is nknown but they seem to date from later than the period of the Medici Chapel in which the most imaginatively extraordinary figure was that of Night It was literally true as recorded by his father that Michelangelo was a child born in the night at the 4th or 5th hour before daybreak this is around 130 to 230 am But also at a deep level he came to identify himself with the hours of darkness and secrecy I was surprisingly because of the great reviews disappointed I found it a bit dull all of the discussion of deadlines and promises broken etc I also Found It Strange That it strange that would sometimes make critiues of the work that sounded like he didn t like it but then would refer to it as a great work A very well written biography of one of the most complex and free spirited artists ever to have lived Michelangelo s long life allows s to look closely into the Renaissance its cultural political and religious aspects all intertwined This is Florence Rome this is the time of the nepotistic and corrupt papacies the aristocrats turned patrons of the arts the struggle for power over Europe between the royal houses and the Vatican this is specially a time that called for reform within the shamefully perverted and corrupt Roman Catholic church A time for change that would split Europe north and south spiritually There were so many rivalries national and familial that it was a dangerous time to live in and your life depended on whose side you had taken at every turn of events Michelangelo s life is so interesting because he happened to be an oddity for his time He managed to save a remnant of independence in his life and his work in a time when independen Don t even think of reading this in non color electronic form illustrations are stunning Out damn standing Seamlessly weaves the politics and art of 15 16th Cent Italy My sole complaint is nusual for me I would have preferred a bit art on top of the politics Still that s a trifle. Ike a hero of classical mythology such as Hercules whose statue he carved in his youth he was subject to constant trials and laboursIn Michelangelo Martin Gayford describes what it felt like to be Michelangelo Buonarroti and how he transformed forever our notion of what an artist could. ,