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The Renaissance Man and the Doomsday Prophet: Michelangelo and Savonarola

The third installment of Michelangelo musings after reading Ross King‘s Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling:

3. The influence of Savonarola.  Giralomo Savonarola was, strange as it may seem, ahead of his time.   595 more words


Michelangelo v. Leonardo: Epic Art Battle

And #2 in the series of fun facts from Ross King‘s Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling:

2. The rivalry between Michelangelo and Leonardo (and general rivalries amongst artists). 308 more words


What Is Your Favorite Work Of Art?

It has occurred to me that Michelangelo might be my favorite artist.  I’ll be in Rome with students in April, so I’m reading Ross King’s  209 more words


30 of My Favorite Books About Art

It’s time to combine my original list of 26 with the three subsequent blog posts, and my newest addition about Leonardo da Vinci:

Leonardo and the Last Supper, 2,606 more words


The Judgment of Paris

Last year, I reviewed Brunelleschi’s Dome on this blog, and though I liked the content and the story, it was a bit difficult to follow at times for a non-engineer like me. 781 more words


Book Club Reflection: Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King

In a quick follow-up to my Tuesday review of Ross King’s Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling, here’s our book club discussion! And yes, this does mean I’m behind on reviews again. 1,165 more words