Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (14751564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci. In this volume, numerous large-sized illustrations showcase the artists oeuvre; authoritative texts illustrate the decisive stages in the artists life and in the development of his work, explaining their significance in the context of his time and for the following generations of artists.
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