PDF (The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo)


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  • The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo
  • Irving Stone
  • English
  • 21 September 2020
  • 9780451171351

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review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Irving Stone Irving Stone Ó 5 review Summary ë The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo 105 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 uestions to a Zen Master Political and Spiritual Answers from the Great Japanese Master 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 Three Railway Engines 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 The Heiress In His Bed 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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review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Irving Stone Irving Stone Ó 5 review Summary ë The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo 105 Rtrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous impassioned loves and the God driven fury from which he wrested the greatest art the world has ever known. 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 internecine religious battles of the times And of course you learn about Michelangelo He became very real to me I really did come to care for him I admire his passion for sculpture his determination to do any job whether he liked it or not to his best ability I admire his loyalty to his friends and family Why not 5 stars Well that is because the writing style had no magic It didn t sparkle You get a history text book albeit engagingly told Through page 551Previously I said that I was not really drawn into caring about the main characters That is no longer true I totally love Michelangelo Wow what a guy My heart bleeds for himThrough page 501 If the Pope wants you to make a bronze statue well then you make a bronze statue If the Pope wants you to paint what choice do you have but to paint I admire Michelangelo s attempts to oppose Pope Julius II And now I finally understand what pushed Michelangelo from marble to painting I actually feel sorry for Michelangelo Also the competition between Michelangelo and da Vinci was illuminating The competition and how it was resolved says alot about both artists Through page 392 I am just wondering how does Stone know so much about Michelangelo s thoughts behind each sculpture For Michelangelo s David it is saidFor himMichelangelo then it was David s decision to kill Goliath that made him a giant not the actual killing of GoliathHow does Stone know Michelangelo s inner thoughts Maybe notes at the end will clarify Probably they are simply plausible conjectures but I am not so sure I am convinced of their veracity This is nothing new An art critic s in depth analysis often drives me crazy Even though I have a critical mind it doesn t mean I am not enjoying the bookThrough page 336I love the following uote Michelangelo has just shown his brother Buonarroto his Bacchus statueHis brother s sole reply was to ask if people liked it That was all Michelangelo observed to himself He doesn t have the faintest notion of what sculpture is about His only interest is that people approve of what I have done so that I can be happy and get worknone of which he will ever understand He is a true Buonarroti blind to the meaning of art But he loves me A good definition of familial love and relationships This book is a delightful learning experience but one does not fall in love with any of the characters That is OK What you get from the learning is enough You respect Michelangelo and admire his dedicationThrough page 293 It is well known that Michelangelo was a homosexual It is a bit disturbing that this side of his character is not clearly revealed If this isn t discussed what else is missing THAT is what has been bothering me His homosexuality is only subtely revealed in the following uoteOne afternoon Leo asked Wouldn t you like to sketch some women There are several baths for both sexes in the city walls Rome run by prostitutes but with uite respectable clienteles Michelangelo replies I have no interest in the female formYou re summarily dismissing half the figures in the world answers Leo And Michelangelo counters Roughly yesBut 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 stillLeo jokes Perhaps you haven t put them into the proper positionMichelangelo smiled Yes I have I find it a sight for love but not for sculpture So far that is as close as one gets to the uestion of Michelangelo s true sexual appetite Hmmph I also find Michelangelo s view irritatingAnother thing I should mention is that the Italian names aren t the easiest to keep straight Someone recommended making a chart with people categorizing them as family Medici friend or enemmy This does help but also add columns for artists religious and political figures Through page 246 of 776 This book does an excellent job of teaching me history about Florence at the end of the 1400s about the Medici family and about the religious conflicts taking place This is another book that makes me happy about not being religious Most importantly it teaches about the strivings of Michelangelo I am so terribly impressed by his dedication Sculpture is ALL he can possibly think about You stand back in awe reading about what he does to learn how to scuplture Utterly amazing I am so glad I have seen the Piet in St Peter s Cathedral in the Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel s ceiling I also really have enjoyed reading about Lorenzo Medici who was his patron who took him in as a family member Lorenzo perhaps not as outstanding as Cosimo Medici but still a wonderful leader of Florence Wonderful bc he truly loved Florence and did his utmost to promote art and beauty and thinking in the city I wouldn t say the language is particularly exceptional but the information is excellent I really don t like Michelangelo s father a money grubbing individual who couldn t care less about art And he sired Michelangelo They couldn t be opposites in character Laura how far have you come in the book

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review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Irving Stone Irving Stone Ó 5 review Summary ë The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo 105 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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