Michelangelo Drawings: Closer to the Master

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Yale University Press, 1 de gen. 2005 - 320 pàgines
One of the best known and most influential artists in the history of art, Michelangelo was a prolific sculptor, painter, architect, and draftsman. This lovely book focuses on more than 250 of his drawings executed in chalk, charcoal, and pen and ink. Distinguished art historian Hugo Chapman examines this array of works and discusses how the act of drawing figured prominently in Michelangelo’s work.Chapman considers the artist’s training and his choice of various techniques in a close investigation of the central role of drawing in Michelangelo’s career. The author 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 myriad 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.
 

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Accompanying a unique British Museum exhibition (showing until Jun. 2006), this generously illustrated catalog by art historian Chapman (associate keeper, Dept. of Prints and Drawings, British Museum ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

Continguts

Foreword
5
Introduction
13
Florence and Rome 14751501
43
Florence 15011505
71
The Second Roman Period 15051516
97
The Return to Florence 15161534
153
Rome 15341564
229
List of exhibits
284
Translations of longer inscriptions and letters
294
Bibliography
311
Index
318
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Sobre l'autor (2005)

Hugo Chapman is associate keeper of prints and drawings at The British Museum.

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