Love Sonnets and Madrigals to Tommaso De'Cavalieri
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Love Sonnets and Madrigals to Tommaso De'Cavalieri by Buonarroti Michelangelo
Book DescriptionThe poems of this dual-language collection were inspired by Michelangelo's close friendship with Tommaso de'Cavalieri, a young Roman nobleman, whom Michelangelo met when he was fifty-seven and de'Cavalieri was twenty-one. The friendship that followed was enduring, with the letters and poems addressed to him by Michelangelo testifying to a remarkable love that ended only with the artist's death. Michelangelo claimed it was chaste love, although their relationship caused much gossip and speculation. Illustrations by Michelangelo
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780720610406
(229mm x 146mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Peter Owen Publishers
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 30-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Buonarroti Michelangelo
Life, Letters, and Poetry, Paperback (September 2008)
The poems have been rendered into vigorous contemporary English. A selection of Michelangelo's letters, many of them to important contemporaries such as Vasari and Duke Cosimo, is accompanied by the 'Life' of the great artist written by his pupil Ascanio Condivi.
Poems and Letters, Paperback (May 2007)
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) is universally celebrated as one of the greatest artists of all time, yet iconic Renaissance creator was also a prolific and gifted poet. This is a collection of verses which are devoted to love and religion.
Complete Poems of Michelangelo, Paperback (May 2000)
Often overshadowed by the magnificence of his achievements as a visual artist is Michelangelo's devotion to poetry. Here is a collection of his poetic works translated to capture all the pathos, complexity, and ardor of both his language and his poetic temperament.
Sonnets of Michelangelo, Paperback (September 1995)» View all books by Buonarroti Michelangelo
Originally written as letters, Michelangelo's vehement and energetic sonnets range from formal expressions of thanks to passionate arguments as they flatter patrons, address lovers, cry out to God, and reflect on art and metaphysics.
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