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A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo
Irving Stone: The Agony and the Ecstasy Irving Stone: The Agony and the Ecstasy Irving Stone: The Agony and the Ecstasy

Irving Stone's powerful and passionate biographical novel of Michelangelo.

His time: the turbulent Renaissance, the years of poisoning princes, warring popes, the all-powerful Medici family, the fanatic monk Savonarola.

His loves: the frail and lovely daughter of Lorenzo de Medici; the ardent mistress of Marco Aldovrandi; and his last love – his greatest love – the beautiful, unhappy Vittoria Colonna.

His genius: a God-driven fury from which he wrested the greatest art the world has ever known.

Michelangelo Buonarotti, creator of David, painter of the Sistine ceiling, architect of the dome of St Peter's, lives once more in the tempestuous, powerful pages of Irving Stone's marvellous book.

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 1961

Róla szól: Michelangelo Buonarroti

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Doubleday, New York, 1972
1972 oldal · puhatáblás
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Doubleday, London, 1961
796 oldal · puhatáblás
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Signet, New York
774 oldal · ISBN: 0451171357

Enciklopédia 12

Szereplők népszerűség szerint

Lorenzo Medici · Bertoldo · Donatello · Francesco Granacci · Michelangelo · Plinius


Várólistára tette 1


Népszerű idézetek

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Tintapatrónus

„You're a heretic, Michelangelo; you think the importance of a church is in its art works.”
„Isn't it?”

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Kapcsolódó szócikkek: Michelangelo
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Remember this, figlio mio: to draw is to be like God when He put breath into Adam; it is the outer breathing of the artist and the inner breathing of the model that creates a new thirds life on paper. The act of love, Michelangnolo, the act of love: through which everything on earth is born.

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Stone works with you. It reveals itself. But you must strike it right. Stone does not resent the chisel. It is notbeing violated. It's nature is to change. Each stone has its own character. It must be understood. Handle it carefully, or it will shatter. Never let stone destroy itself.
Stone gives itself to skill and to love.

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Bertoldo drummed the differences into him. The sculptor is after three-dimensional figures, not only height and width, but depth. The painter draws to occupy space, the sculptor to displace it. The painter draws still life within a frame; the sculptor draws to surprise movement, to discover the tensions and torsions striving within the human figure.

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Kapcsolódó szócikkek: Bertoldo
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Greece and Rome, before the dawn of Christianity, had built gloriously in the arts, humanities, sciences, philosophy. Then for a thousand years all such wisdom and beauty had been crushed, declared anathema, burried in darkness. Now this little group of men, the sensual Poliziano, the line Landino. the tiny Ficino, the golden-haired Pico della Mirandola, these few fragile men led and aided by Lorenzo de' Medici, were attempting to create a new intellect under the banner of a word Michelangelo had never heard before:
Humanism

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Landino asked if he had read what Pliny wrote about the famous Greek statue of the Laocoön.
„I know nothing of Pliny.”
„Then I shall read it to you.”
He took a book down from the shelf, quickly thumbed through it and read the story of the statue in the palace of Emperor Titus, „ a work that may be looked upon as preferable to any other production of the art of painting or of statuary. It is sculptured from a single block, both the main figures as well as the children, and the serpents with their marvelous folds.”

Irving Stone: The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: Laokoon · Plinius · Titus
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Tintapatrónus

But you have to agree that the work of art becomes noble in the degree to which it represents the truth? Then scuplture will come closer to the true form, for when you work the marble the figure emerges on all four sides.

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Now there was no sculptor left in Florence. Ghiberti, who had trained Donatello and the Pollaiuolo brothers, had died some thirty-three years before. Donatello, who had died twenty-two years ago, had operated a studio for half a century, but of this followers Antonio Rossellin had been dead nine years, Luca della Robbia sic, Verrocchio had just died. The Pollaiuolo brothers had moved to Rome four years ago and Bertoldo, Donatello's favourite and heir to his vast knowledge and workshop, was fatally ill. […]
Yes, sculpture was dead.

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Kapcsolódó szócikkek: Bertoldo · Donatello · Lorenzo Ghiberti
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Tintapatrónus

[Sculpture…] is the art which, by removing all that is superfluous from the material under treatment, reduces it to that form designed in the artist's mind…

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„And so it [the sculpture] must be perfect, not only from the front, but from every angle,”, said Bertoldo. „Which means that every piece has to be sculptured not only once, but three hundred and sixty times, because at each change of degree it becomes a different piece.”

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