Michelangelo (Drawing Gallery series)
Paul JoannidesISBN: 887439036X; 9788874390366;
Book DescriptionThe Drawing Gallery series, co-published by the Musee du Louvre and 5 Continents Editions, provides great access for the first time in an elegant, easy-to-handle format, to one of the richest and most prestigious collections in the world. The first volume of the new series is devoted to Michelangelo (1475-1564). The Louvre collection is doubtless one of the world?s most fascinating, for it contains the drawings Michelangelo executed during his youth, and most moving, those of his old age. Michelangelo worshipped beauty, therefore he worshipped virtue: powerful, manly beauty, sometimes soft, sometimes rugged, definitely athletic, nevertheless graceful and suspended in uncertainty. This fascinating book presents one of the most superb collections of Michelangelo?s sketches. Included is a scholarly essay on the subject by Paul Joannides as well as a comprehensive chronology of Michelangelo?s life. Sixty-two plates are presented, each one...
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