Delphi Complete Works of Michelangelo by Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

By Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

The ‘Divine’ sculptor, painter, architect, poet and engineer, Michelangelo Buonarroti exerted an unheard of impact at the improvement of Western paintings, generating masterpieces that rank one of the most renowned in life. Delphi’s groundbreaking ‘Masters of paintings sequence’ provides the world’s first electronic e-Art books, permitting electronic readers to discover the works of the world’s maximum artists in entire aspect. This quantity provides the total works of Michelangelo, with concise introductions, hundreds of thousands of top of the range photographs and the standard Delphi bonus material.
* the entire work of Michelangelo — over four hundred pictures, absolutely listed and organized in chronological and alphabetical order
* comprises reproductions of infrequent works
* the total ceiling and wall frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, absolutely indexed
* Insightful introductions, giving necessary contextual info on all of the work and sculptures
* Enlarged ‘Detail’ photographs, permitting you to discover Michelangelo’s celebrated works intimately, as featured in conventional paintings books
* 1000s of pictures in attractive color – hugely urged for viewing on pills and clever telephones or as a helpful reference device on extra traditional eReaders
* infrequent attributed works
* additionally comprises Michelangelos architectural, poetical and drawing works
* simply find the works you must view
* good points 3 bonus biographies, together with Vasari’s mythical paintings - detect Michelangelos inventive and private life
* Scholarly ordering of plates into chronological order and literary genres

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Arca di San Domenico San Petronio San Petronio Statue of candle bearing angel Saint Dominic (1170–1221) by Fra Angelico BACCHUS Completed by 1497, this marble sculpture depicts Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, in a drunken pose. Commissioned by Raffaele Riario, a high-ranking Cardinal and collector of antique sculpture, the completed piece was rejected by him and bought instead by Jacopo Galli, Riario’s banker and good friend to Michelangelo. Along with the Pietà, the Bacchus is one of only two surviving sculptures from the artist’s first period in Rome.

With its swollen breast and abdomen, the Bacchus figure has often been noted for its androgynous quality, which may have been inspired by Donatello’s statue of David, housed in the Bargello. The inspiration for the statue appears to be the description in Pliny the Elder’s Natural History of a lost bronze sculpture by Praxiteles, depicting “Bacchus, Drunkenness and a satyr”. Bacchus wears a wreath of ivy leaves, as that plant was sacred to the god. In his right hand he grips a goblet of wine and in his left the skin of a tiger, an animal associated with the god for its love of the grape.

The saint is beset by temptations, which he resists whilst being ambushed in mid-air by the devils. The painting was previously attributed to the workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio, under whom Michelangelo had served his apprenticeship. Under that attribution it was bought at a Sotheby’s auction in July 2008 by an American art dealer for $2 million. When the export license was obtained that September, the canvas was brought to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where it was cleaned of discoloured varnish and later overpainting and closely examined for the first time.

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