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Michelangelo   By: (1866-1944)

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MICHELANGELO

[Illustration: PORTRAIT OF MICHELANGELO BY MARCELLO VENUSTI

Capitoline Museum, Rome.]

MICHELANGELO

BY ROMAIN ROLLAND

Author of "Beethoven," "Jean Christophe," etc.

Translated by FREDERICK STREET

ILLUSTRATED

[Illustration]

NEW YORK DUFFIELD & COMPANY 1921

Copyright, 1915 by DUFFIELD & COMPANY

NOTE

This life of Michelangelo is published in France in the series called "Les Maîtres de l'Art," and is here translated into English for the first time. It is entirely distinct from a study of Michelangelo by Romain Rolland which appeared some time ago.

CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION xi

CHAPTER I CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH (1475 1505) 1

CHAPTER II MICHELANGELO AND JULIUS II (1505 1512) 26

CHAPTER III THE FAILURE OF THE GREAT PLANS (1513 1534) 45

CHAPTER IV VITTORIA COLONNA (1535 1547) 80

CHAPTER V OLD AGE AND DEATH (1547 1564) 108

CHAPTER VI THE GENIUS OF MICHELANGELO AND HIS INFLUENCE ON ITALIAN ART 142

CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE 169

CATALOGUE OF THE PRINCIPAL WORKS OF MICHELANGELO IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 175

NOTE ON THE DRAWINGS 179

BIBLIOGRAPHY 181

INDEX 185

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Portrait of Michelangelo by Marcello Venusti. (Capitoline Museum, Rome.) Frontispiece

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Pietà. (St. Peter's, Rome.) 14

David. (Accademia delle Belle Arti, Florence.) 18

The Holy Family. Painted for Agnolo Doni. (National Gallery, London.) 22

The Almighty Creating the Sun and the Moon. (Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.) 30

The Creation of Man. (Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.) 36

The Prophet Ezekiel. (Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.) 40

The Libyan Sibyl. (Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.) 46

The Prophet Jeremiah. (Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.) 50

The Erythrean Sibyl. (Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.) 58

Jesse. A Figure in the Series of the "Ancestors of Christ." (Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.) 64

Decorative Figure. (Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.) 70

Decorative Figure. (Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.) 76

Sketch for the Tomb of Julius II. Drawing. (Uffizi, Florence.) 84

Slave. Figure for the Tomb of Julius II. (Louvre.) 94

Moses. Figure for the Tomb of Julius II. (San Pietro in Vinculi, Rome.) 104

Tomb of Giuliano de Medici. (Chapel of the Medici in San Lorenzo, Florence.) 114

Dawn. Figure from the Tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici. (Chapel of the Medici in San Lorenzo, Florence.) 122

Twilight. Figure from the Tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici. (Chapel of the Medici in San Lorenzo, Florence.) 130

Christ and the Saints. Detail from The Last Judgment. (Sistine Chapel.) 138

Charon's Boat. Detail from The Last Judgment. (Sistine Chapel.) 146

The Resurrection. Drawing. (Louvre.) 152

The Dome of St. Peter's. From the Original Model in Wood. (Preserved in the Vatican.) 158

The Descent from the Cross. (Duomo, Florence... Continue reading book >>




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