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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling( )
Author: King, Ross
Publication Date:Dec 2003
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $34.99
Book Description:

In 1508 Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He had been advised against doing so. The painting of the vaults was so difficult and Michelangelo was so inexperienced in fresco that it was considered a folly. Indeed, Michelangelo himself was reluctant for he considered himself primarily a sculptor rather than a painter. However, for the next four years he would labour over the vast ceiling, at first employing assistants and later, working...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Art / Individual Artists / General
Architecture / Buildings / Religious
Design / Decorative Arts
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.4 x 21.6 x 2.8 cm
Book Weight:0.49 Kilograms

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