500 years ago a 37 year old man completed a work that became the cornerstone of High Renaissance art: the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Young Michelangelo is the definitive account of the early years of one of history's greatest artists, probing the thinking, artistic evolution and yearnings of a young man thoroughly convinced of his own exceptional talent.
John T. Spike brings to life this momentous age, taking in the bonfire of the vanities and the siege of Florence, and reveals the overwhelming influence that Michelangelo's charismatic personality had on his contemporaries, including the Medici, Machiavelli and Leonardo Da Vinci.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/06/2012
- Category: Renaissance art
- ISBN: 9780715643020