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    EBOOK / PDF [The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo] DOWNLOAD É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF À Irving Stone READ The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo 45 stars out of 5”To some people stone was dead; ‘hard as stone’ ‘stone cold’ they said To him as he

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    READ The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo EBOOK / PDF [The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo] 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 clima

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo] Irving Stone À 8 READ & DOWNLOAD Goodreads crashed on me I didn't realize the five stars were posted but not my review You may be wondering why I rated this book so highly The book made Michelangelo and his times really come alive for me I feel like I personally know like and respect Michelangelo as a person He was so recognizably human with family issues rivalries loyal friends treacherous friends and above all this fierce driving passion for his art especially

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    READ The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo Irving Stone À 8 READ & DOWNLOAD EBOOK / PDF [The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo] At the age of thirteen Michelangelo enters the workshop of painter Ghirlandaio and studies the fresco painting techniue Son of a surly bourgeois father of noble descent lost his mother at an early age Michelangelo eventually becomes fascinated by the texture of marble and wishes to release the trapped forms which according to his neo Platonic worldview are already hidden inside the raw materialA book is not big enough

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo] 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

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo] I discovered this Irving Stone title in high school many many years ago but I had not read the book again since then so it was fresh new and incredibly stunning for me We meet Michelangelo when he is thirteen and follow him through his almost tortured life until he dies at age 88 In between we see him become an Artist like no other before or since We learn Art History Italian History Vatican History and meet an incredible number

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo] I took delight in the legend I cherished just as much the reality A remarkable wonderful and true story telling about Agony and Ecstasy And to the same extent I liked the constant striving to split up from the existence of this demiurge the exact detail from the legend itselfAnd yet however impressive is in its proportions the list of titl

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo] Irving Stone À 8 READ & DOWNLOAD READ The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo 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

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo] DOWNLOAD É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF À Irving Stone Irving Stone À 8 READ & DOWNLOAD Finished I am giving this 4 out of 5 stars I learned a lot and this book will push me on to reading about Italy in the 1500s about the Medici about the Borgia family about the Popes about Charles Vthe Holy Roman Emperor History was made VERY interesting It was not difficult to keep track of the numerous people It isn't necessary to keep a list of friends foes family and Medicis The reader learns a lot about the

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo] This is a book I got in Florence after having admired the works of Michelangelo A wonderful reading experience I found myself readin

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The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo

READ The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo READ & DOWNLOAD ô The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo DOWNLOAD É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF À Irving Stone 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. I discovered this Irving Stone title in high school many many years ago but I had not read the book again since then so it was fresh new and incredibly stunning for me We meet Michelangelo when he is thirteen and follow him through his almost tortured life until he dies at age 88 In between we see him become an Artist like no other before or since We learn Art History Italian History Vatican History and meet an incredible number of Popes all of whom keep Michelangelo on a short leash I can only imagine what he could have created if he had been allowed to concentrate on the marble the way he so intensely desired to do But every Pope from Julius II to Pius IV expected Michelangelo to create specific projects just for them For example he never wanted to paint the Sistine Chapel he was ordered to do that job with the promise that when he was done he could return to his sculpture He could easily have given less than 100% of himself to the work but Michelangelo was a true artist Plus he also knew that He was a victim of his own integrity which forced him to do his best even when he would have preferred to do nothing at all So he created a treasure for the ages And did so every time he was forced away from his one true passion working the marbleMy reading of the book this time was enriched by keeping my laptop nearby and referring to it freuently I researched artists whose work influenced Michelangelo such as Donatello whose bronze David left our young artist speechless when he first saw it I would stop reading many times just to examine the pictures of Michelangelo s works Stone has freuent passages describing the thought process as Michelangelo developed his ideas for each piece then the physical act of creation where man and stone seemed to merge Although I have to admit that the author s descriptions of the actual sculpting did seem a bit over the top I can understand the creation metaphors but Stone s intensely sexual language in these sections felt than a little creepy But the point is that to go from the printed page to a computer image of the piece was amazing and helped me appreciate the details of the artwork Michelangelo s genius and even my computer better than everHere is a link to see a full sized 1910 replica of David placed in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence where the original statue stood until 1873 when it was moved inside the Galleria dell Accademia Florence where it remains today It wasn t until I saw this picture that I truly realized just how gigantic the David is Look at the people next to it They look so tiny And just think Michelangelo was not a big burly man the kind I have always imagined a sculptor to be He wasn t even a tall thin man like Charlton Heston who played the role in the movie of this book Michelangelo was only five feet four inches tall and when working obsessively the only way he knew how he weighed less than 100 pounds of pure muscle and will power by the time he was finished And yet he was a true giant of his era and for all time DOT GRID JOURNAL: A4 Carnet De Notes Pointillés Pour Bullet Journaling, Lettering, Art Notes | 110 Pages Avec Papier Pointillé | Dotted Notebook Cahier | Rose other before Traditional japanese color palette on a short leash I can La Symphonie Intime des Couleurs: Initiation à la chromothérapie only imagine what he could have created if he had been allowed to concentrate Mon Calendrier, Agenda, Organisateur 2019-2020: La magie de la botanique - Planning hebdomadaire | Calendrier de poche | taille moyenne entre DIN A5 ... dans la vie quotidienne pendant 18 mois on the marble the way he so intensely desired to do But every Pope from Julius II to Pius IV expected Michelangelo to create specific projects just for them For example he never wanted to paint the Sistine Chapel he was Pink : The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color of his De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs et de l'assortiment des objets colorés (Éd.1839) own integrity which forced him to do his best even when he would have preferred to do nothing at all So he created a treasure for the ages And did so every time he was forced away from his Jean Paul Gaultier one true passion working the marbleMy reading A et D Series 8: Bruno Erpicum 1983-2008 of the book this time was enriched by keeping my laptop nearby and referring to it freuently I researched artists whose work influenced Michelangelo such as Donatello whose bronze David left DOT GRID JOURNAL A4: Carnet De Notes Pointillés Pour Bullet Journaling, Lettering, Art Notes | 110 Pages Avec Papier Pointillé | Dotted Notebook Cahier | Forêt our young artist speechless when he first saw it I would stop reading many times just to examine the pictures DOT GRID JOURNAL A4: Carnet De Notes Pointillés Pour Bullet Journaling, Lettering, Art Notes | 110 Pages Avec Papier Pointillé | Dotted Notebook Cahier | Yoga Méditation over the top I can understand the creation metaphors but Stone s intensely sexual language in these sections felt than a little creepy But the point is that to go from the printed page to a computer image De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs et de l'assortiment des objets colorés (Éd.1889) original statue stood until 1873 when it was moved inside the Galleria dell Accademia Florence where it remains today It wasn t until I saw this picture that I truly realized just how gigantic the David is Look at the people next to it They look so tiny And just think Michelangelo was not a big burly man the kind I have always imagined a sculptor to be He wasn t even a tall thin man like Charlton Heston who played the role in the movie Van Gogh Carnet: Terrasse de Café le Soir, Place du Forum, à Arles - 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READ The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo READ & DOWNLOAD ô The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo DOWNLOAD É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF À Irving Stone 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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READ The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo READ & DOWNLOAD ô The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo DOWNLOAD É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF À Irving Stone Celebrating the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo’s David New American Library releases a special edition of Irving Stone’s classic biogra. 45 stars out of 5 To some people stone was dead hard as stone stone cold they said To him as he once again ran his fingers along its contours it was the most alive substance in the world rhythmic responsive tractable warm resilient colorful vibrant He was in love with stone Michelangelo portrait by VolterraMichelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born in Florence on March 6th 1475 It was a fortuitous time to be born He was coming of age just as the Renaissance was beginning to take full flight His family was an ancient family as old as the famous Medici family but they have fallen on hard times by the time Michelangelo s father became the patriarch There had never been artists in the family so the desire nay the need to create that existed in the young Michelangelo did not come from tradition but from a new flame within him He wanted to become a sculptor in an age when sculpting was nearly extinct He wanted a chisel in his hand not a paintbrush He wanted white chips beneath his feet He wanted to be immortal After all fire water and the passage of time destroyed paint but stone lasted foreverDonatello died in 1466 but despite never meeting him or receiving the benefit of his teaching the influence of Donatello was undeniable Much later when Michelangelo got the chance to carve a statue that was supposed to represent Florence he knew that it must be David I was mesmerized by David s hand when I took this picture in Florence back in 1992 You must see the statue in person to fully comprehend how amazing it isThat statue grew beyond representing Florence To many historians that statue symbolizes the whole Renaissance The title of this book The Agony and the Ecstasy makes me think of a daytime soap opera with overblown tragedy and illicit affairs driving the daily plot The life of Michelangelo certainly reflects the title There are so many twists and turns in the narrative of this artist s life There are so many critical moments where if fate had intervened differently the world might not have ever known the name MichelangeloEveryone wanted him to paint because that was what was in fashion He could make a living painting No one was interested in buying new marble statues Buyers rich enough to afford sculptures were only interested in old Greek statues freshly pulled from their earthy graves Michelangelo tried he really did try to do what everyone wanted him to do but the only time he truly felt alive truly felt he was fulfilling his mission in life was when he was liberating a figure from stone The marble called to him and once his hands were on the stone he merely had to lean close enough to catch the whispers of who was in the stone He had the impression that no matter how honestly a sculptor designed it would come to nothing if it did not agree with the basic nature of the block In this sense a sculptor could never be completely master of his fate as a painter could be Paint was fluid it could bend around corners Marble was solidity itself The marble sculptor had to accept the rigorous discipline of a partnership The marble and he were one They spoke to each other And for him the feel of marble was the supreme sensation No gratification of any other sense taste sight sound smell could approach it Irving Stone waited six years to begin writing this novel He arranged for Dr Charles Speroni an Italian professor at the University of California to translate all four hundred and ninety five surviving Michelangelo letters as well as the records and art contracts that he kept Stone wanted to be sure that the portrait he carved of Michelangelo by writing this book was based on as much hard data as he could find Irving also to add authenticity lived in Italy for several years as he was working on this novel so that he could see taste and feel the world that made Michelangelo Irving StoneSome would disagree with Stone s positive portrayal of Lorenzo de Medici but any man who collects ten thousand books and manuscripts to form the largest library since Alexandria is going to receive veneration than cynicism from me He held Florence together for his entire life without holding any office as did his father and his grandfather He wasn t the last of the great de Medici s but let s just say that there was a long drought after his death His successor his oldest son was known as Piero the Unfortunate if that gives you any indication of how well he followed the father known as The Magnificent Lorenzo as he did for many artists of the era took the young Michelangelo under his protection and allowed him the freedom to express himself in stone He recognized the passion in the young man Unlike many powerful people that Michelangelo was going to be forced to work with Lorenzo understood that all that was reuired of him was to stay out of the young artist s way It was uite the contrast with one of the later popes that Michelangelo worked for Julius II insisted that he produce just about anything but stone sculptures He forced him to be a bronze caster an architect an engineer and most famously a phewy let me get the paint off my tongue the painter of the Sistine Chapel Michelangelo was also a poet not just a dabbler but a really accomplished poet Were it mine that shaggy fleece that staysWoven and wrought into a vestment fairAround her beauteous bosom in such blissALl through the day she d clasp me Would I wereThe shoes that bear her burden When the ways Were wet with rain her feet I then would kiss Michelangelo liked women but preferred males for sculpting I find all beauty and structural power in the male Take a man in any action jumping wrestling throwing a spear plowing bend him into any position and the muscles the distribution of weight and tension have their symmetry For me a woman to be beautiful or exciting must be absolutely still Perhaps you just haven t put them in the proper positions Michelangelo was not immune to the allures of women She makes my flesh crawl I mean the flesh inside my flesh He had affairs with women lifelong affairs that even when they hadn t seen each other in decades their desire for each other still burned with a soft flame They were women impossible to be with crafty he was either because of their station in life or in one case because she was the mistress of a powerful man He had no interest in marriage He would have made a poor husband after all He could love them but he would always cheat on them with the white marble flesh of his craft Michelangelo was feeling a bit lustful when he created this version of the fable of Leda and the SwanHe was a contemporary of Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael Da Vinci is held up as the prime example of a Renaissance man certainly deserved but until I read this book I d forgotten just how much alike he and Michelangelo were in the breadth of their abilities These three talented men knew each other but had little to do with each other Michelangelo was such a loner He was always so focused on his current project and usually pining for other projects already bubbling in his mind By the time Mich after spending this much time with him I feel I can take a few liberties with a nickname died he had 80 years worth of projects designed and ready to be made Man Passes Only works of art are immortal You will feel like you know Michelangelo by the time you finish this book Irving Stone casts his spells and puts flesh on the bones of a long dead artist and made me feel like I was walking the streets of Bologna Florence and Rome with my hand on the shoulder of a genius So much so that at one point I blew my nose and found only marble dust in the tissue I ll put my hand in fire if it s not true I was most impressed with Michelangelo s work ethic and perseverance His ideas consumed him but even when he had to leave his true calling because of the whims of powerful men whatever task they asked him to do he did it to the very best of his abilities Even unpleasant tasks he felt had to be done right They had to be done with artistry and genius If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

  • Mass Market Paperback
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  • The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo
  • Irving Stone
  • English
  • 12 March 2020
  • 9780451171351