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This pioneering art series combines stunning high-quality color reproductions with expert commentary on the most popular artists of all time at an extremely accessible price. Giotto, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Vermeer are names well known to any student of art history, museum-goer, or culturally engaged

individual. Rizzoli is pleased to launch its Classics of Art series with monographs on these six world-renowned painters, whose signature styles and sheer genius continue to inspire both scholars and lay people to this day.

Each book in this series features a literary introduction and thoroughly researched essay followed by a section devoted to a detailed description of a selection of the artist's masterpieces. An extensive chronology of the artist's life and important historical events of his era as well as a compilation of remarks by famous historians, modern and old, add cultural perspective and insight into each painter's stylistic development. A visual chart with captions as to the whereabouts of each painting and a concise bibliography with suggested further reading provide invaluable research tools.

With authoritative text by leading art historians from around the globe, these lavishly illustrated editions provide fresh insights into the art and lives of the most brilliant artists in the history of painting. No matter what your knowledge of art history, this series will compel you to explore a world of art beyond the canvas.
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2005
ISBN: 9780847826780
Branch Call Number: 759.5 M62ga
Characteristics: 191 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm

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Nov 18, 2018

Born (1475) in Tuscany, Italy - Michelangelo is not only unanimously regarded as being the greatest artist of the Renaissance period - But, he is also considered to be the greatest artist of all time.

Michelangelo was an enigmatic individual and a giant artistic force who must've been a literal workaholic judging by the overall scope of his output.

Impressively compiled by art historian, Claudio Gamba (who is a specialist in 17th-19th century Italian sculpture) - This glossy volume of 190 pages is an informative pictorial presentation looking at both the life and career of the all-time reigning master, Michelangelo.

*Note* - In 1564 - Michelangelo (89 at the time) died of serious illness.

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