I've read "The Agony and the Ecstasy" but that was a fictionalized account of Michelangelo. This is a simple relaying of the facts of Michelangelo 's life. It was interesting to note how many different popes he actually worked for. If you ever wondered about the artist that painted the Sistine chapel, read this book.
3.0 out of 5 starsMichaelangelo biography in short form
December 19, 2018
This book is like an inventory of his greatest works. There is little about him as a person and very little about the circumstances under which the works were created. For a quickie about him, this is fine. I wanted more information.
Another interesting resume of a very talented man by Hourly History. Although - there's limited information about his personal life or his relationship/s with other (equally talented) artists of the same period. Just a few grammar glitches that should have been picked up.
Very informative biography of Michaelangelo. One disappointment is that there is very little said about any rivalry or comparison made with DaVinci. Another facet of his life that is barely mentioned is his sexuality or his alleged homosexual tendencies.
From Florence Italy to Rome Michaelangelo Buonarroti was a great artist. He had numerous Popes as his patron and specialized in paint and marble. The Sistine chapel and the pieta are some of his greatest works.