Michelangelo and the Pope"s Ceiling

by Ross King

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  • Mural painting and decoration, Italian,
  • Vatican City,
  • European,
  • 15th-16th Century Art,
  • Religion And Art,
  • Art,
  • Abridged Audio - Misc. Nonfiction,
  • Audio Adult: Books On Tape,
  • Mural painting and decoration, Renaissance,
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  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsAlan Sklar (Narrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatAudio CD
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8736128M
    ISBN 101572703067
    ISBN 109781572703063
    OCLC/WorldCa51627573

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A panorama of illustrious figures intersected during this time-the brilliant young painter Raphael, with whom Michelangelo formed a rivalry; the fiery preacher Girolamo Savonarola /5().

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling recounts 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. Battling against ill health, financial difficulties, domestic problems, the pope's impatience, and a bitter rivalry with the brilliant young painter Raphael, Michelangelo /5().

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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/5().

Michelangelo and the Popes Ceiling Hardcover – J by Ross King (Author)/5(). Ross King is the bestselling author of Brunelleschi's Dome: The Story of the Great Cathedral in Florence, Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism, Leonardo and The Last Supper, Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies and others/5(28).

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling recounts 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.

Battling against ill health, financial difficulties, domestic problems, the pope's impatience, and a bitter rivalry with the 5/5(1). Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling recounts the four extraordinary years Michelangelo spent laboring over the vast ceiling while the power politics and personal rivalries that abounded in Rome swirled around : Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, is a book written by Ross King, a Canadian novelist and non-fiction writer.

It won nominations in for the Governor-General's Literary Award (Canada) and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling recounts 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.

Battling against ill health, financial difficulties, domestic problems, the pope's impatience, and a bitter rivalry with the /10(13). But Michelangelo was being paid very well for his work and had a squadron of skilled craftsmen at his disposal, and it was they, not he, who spent years on their backs staring up at the ceiling, paintbrush in hand, while Michelangelo was ducking off to check on other commissions in.

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King pp, Chatto & Windus, £ Writing Michelangelo Buonarroti's life is a tough option. Author: Michael Mcnay. Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling Summary SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics.

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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling recounts the fascinating story of the four extraordinary years he spent laboring over the twelve thousand square feet 4/5(16). Inthe Pope had Michelangelo stop work on the tomb and begin painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Michelangelo, annoyed at the disruption, wanted to finish the difficult work of painting the enormous ceiling as quickly as possible. He finished in an amazing four years, inpausing once in to complain to the Pope in Bologna.

Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling recounts 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.

Battling against ill-health, financial difficulties, domestic problems, the pope’s impatience, and a bitter rivalry with the brilliant young painter Raphael, Michelangelo created scenes.

He is the author of numerous bestselling and acclaimed books include Brunelleschi's Dome, Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, Leonardo and the Last Supper and. InPope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The thirty-three-year-old Michelangelo had very little experience of the physically and technically taxing art of fresco; and, at twelve thousand square feet, the ceiling represented one of.

"Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling" recounts the four extraordinary years Michelangelo spent laboring over the vast ceiling while the power politics and Read More Edition Details/5(5).

In his masterful portrayal of Michelangelo's four-year effort to fill square foot, vaulted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel with new frescoes for Pope Julius II, a commission Michelangelo had tried to avoid, Ross King examines and places in context the known details of Michelangelo's life, the images he includes in the frescoes, and his.

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.

Indespite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to. Indespite 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.

During the four extraordinary years that Michelangelo spent laboring over square foot ceiling, power politics and personal rivalries swirled around him. Editions for Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Hardcover pub Cited by: Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling recounts the four extraordinary years Michelangelo spent laboring over the vast ceiling while the power politics and personal rivalries that abounded in 5/5(1).

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King; 9 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Contemporaries, Italian Mural painting and decoration, Peinture et décoration murales de la Renaissance, Bible, Cappella Sistina (Vatican Palace, Vatican City), Mural painting and decoration, Mural painting and decoration, Renaissance, Renaissance Mural painting and decoration, Histoire, Peinture.

Michelangelo & the Pope's Ceiling (Book): King, Ross: Baker & TaylorRecounts Michelangelo's creation of his masterpiece, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from his commission from Pope Julius II, through the artist's four years of work, to the final acclaim at the paintings' an PalgraveIndespite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II.

InPope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The thirty-three-year-old Michelangelo had very little experience of the physically and technically taxing art of fresco; and, at twelve thousand square feet, the ceiling represented one of the largest such projects ever attempted/5().

Ross King is the highly praised author of Brunelleschi’s Dome (the Book Sense Nonfiction Book of the Year in ), 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.3/5. Find books like Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Michelangelo and the Pope'.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.

One is amazed anew by the life style of Julius II and his temperament--though the life style of too many Popes of that time we know to be scandalous--but one is glad that /5(25).EXCERPT: InPope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

The thirty-three-year-old Michelangelo had very little experience of the physically and technically taxing art of fresco; and, at twelve thousand square feet, the ceiling represented one of the largest such projects ever attempted.