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Michelangelo Biography

Michelangelo is certainly one of the most representative artists of the XVI century: a sculptor, painter, architect, and poet; a true Renaissance man in the best tradition of his contemporary, Leonardo da Vinci. He lived to a great age, and enjoyed great fame in his lifetime. Titian, and Venetian painting generally, was very much influenced by his vision, and he is responsible in large measure for the development of Mannerism.

Michelangelo 70 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Michelangelo Bibliography

Michelangelo. Poems. Correspondence. Opinions of Contemporaries. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1983.

Michelangelo: Painting. by Luciano Bellosi. Thames and Hudson. 1984

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.

The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo by Irving Stone. New American Library, 1996.

Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, William E. Wallace. Beaux Arts Editions, 1998.

Michelangelo: The Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel by Marcia B. Hall, Takashi Okamura (Photographer). Harry N Abrams, 2002.

Michelangelo by Diane Stanley. HarperCollins, 2000.

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King. Walker & Co, 2003.

Michelangelo: The Vatican Frescoes by Pierluigi De Vecchi, Gianluigi Colalucci. Abbeville Press, Inc., 1997.