The Sonnets of Michelangelo
By (author) Buonarroti Michelangelo
Volume editor Michael Ayrton
Edited by Elizabeth Jennings
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Sonnets of Michelangelo by Buonarroti Michelangelo
Book DescriptionMichelangelo's poems are like the letters of other artists: they range from formal words of thanks to passionate arguments; they flatter patrons, address lovers - and God; they reflect on art and on Michelangelo's own physical and metaphysical studies. He wears no masks in these poems. Elizabeth Jennings keeps close to his forms, investing in him her own celebrated skills. As in his sculpture, Jennings remarks, so in the poems, 'the dominating feature is vehement energy, an energy which is mastered by a longing for order.' Painter and sculptor Michael Ayrton contributes an introduction to this edition of the intimate work of one of the greatest artists of all time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857542448
(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Imprint: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Sep-1995
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.
Poetry of Michelangelo, Paperback (January 1993)» View all books by Buonarroti Michelangelo
A bilingual edition of the more than 300 sonnets, madrigals and other poems produced by Michelangelo over his long career. The poems reveal much of the artist's inner feelings about such universal themes as love, death and redemption.
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