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The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo

The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo review ´ 0 Celebrating the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo’s David New American Library releases a special edition of Irving Stone’s classic biogra. Oh good lord No wonder I m reading this book so slowly I have to keep putting it down and fanning myself Here s the young Michelangelo carving marble for the first time He had removed the outer shell Now he dug into the mass entered in the biblical sense Really He s fucking the marble Apparently yes In this act of creation there was needed the thrust the penetration the beating and pulsating upward to a mighty climax the total possession It was not merely an act of love it was the act of love the mating of his own inner patterns to the inherent forms of the marble an insemination in which he planted seed created the living work of art Does anybody have a cigaretteTwo weeks later Finally finished Four stars as promised it s full of agony it s full of ecstasy It s very full of history Very enjoyable and I learned a huge amount But the writing is just so overwrought that I removed a star

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The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo review ´ 0 Phical novel in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full A masterpiece in its own right this novel offers a compelling po. Even with Art History 101 under my belt I was shocked to learn of his monumental contributions to sculpture paint architecture and even politics But I was even inspired by the incredible challenges he overcame throughout all of his 90 years of life Nothing came easy What an inspiration Here is a uote from his death bedLife has been good God did not create me to abandon me I have loved marble yes and paint too I have loved architecture and poetry too I have loved my family and my friends I have loved God the forms of the earth and the heavens and people too I have loved life to the full and now I love death as its natural termination Il Magnifico would be happy for me the forces of destruction never overcame creativityIt took me 13 months to read this book and I will miss it him PS If you are going to read it make a chart with four columns Family Medici Friends Enemies There are many people with long Italian names and they all remain relevant throughout his life

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The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo review ´ 0 Rtrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous impassioned loves and the God driven fury from which he wrested the greatest art the world has ever known. Irving Stone s The Agony and the Ecstasy was a magnificent literary biographical novel of the renowned and beloved artist Michelangelo It beautifully details the complexity not only of the man but a lifetime of his works including the many and famous sculptures from Carrara marble paintings frescos and architecture not only in Florence but in Bologna and Rome Michelangelo s large body of work included his iconic sculptures of David and the Pieta Although he preferred other forms of artistic expression over painting some of his most famous frescos include the beautiful ceiling in the Sistine Chapel as well as The Last Judgment on the altar wall At the age of 74 Michelangelo became the architect of St Peter s Basilica that occupied the remainder of his life He worked on models of the dome he envisioned over the nave of St Peter s so it could be completed after his death I loved this book and I m looking forward to another trip to Italy to once again enjoy these timeless artistic works of Michelangelo but this time with a much greater understanding appreciation and awe of the artist White marble was the heart of the universe the purest substance created by God not merely a symbol of God but a portrait God s way of manifesting himself Only a divine hand could create such noble beauty He felt himself a part of the white purity before him felt its integrity as though it were his ownArt for me is a torment grievous when it goes bad ecstatic when it goes well but always it possesses me When I have finished with a day of work I am a husk Everything that was inside of me is now inside the marble or fresco That is why I have nothing to give elsewhereEvery work of art is a self portrait They have tremendous emotional impact it s as though I must project myself into their unfinished forms complete them by my own thinking and feeling he was content He had come into the autumn of his life a man has his seasons even as had the earth Was the harvesting of autumn less important than the seeding of spring Each without the other was meaninglessSt Peter s He entered the church through its front portal walked in the strong Roman sunshine down the wide nave stood below the center of the dome just over the tomb of St Peter He felt his soul leave his body rise upward into the dome becoming part of it part of space of time of heaven and of God


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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 776
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo
  • Irving Stone
  • English
  • 10 September 2020
  • 9780451171351