Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Dialogues with Michelangelo by Francisco de Holanda

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) was already in his lifetime the most celebrated and influential artist in Europe. These dialogues record his participation in the discussions about art hosted by Vittoria Colonna, Michelangelo's closest friend (and for whom he made some of his most poignant images). Michelangelo's opinions and ambitions during the period when he was painting the "Last Judgement" come vividly to life, as does the cultivated and passionate world in which he moved. No other text brings us so close to Michelangelo the artist, poet and thinker.

Buy Dialogues with Michelangelo by Francisco de Holanda from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781843680154
ISBN-10: 1843680157
Format: Paperback
(115mm x 150mm x mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Pallas Athene Arts
Publisher: Pallas Athene Publishers
Publish Date: 27-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Dialogues with Michelangelo by Francisco de Holanda

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Dialogues with Michelangelo book by Francisco de Holanda and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Francisco de Holanda

The author, Francisco de Holanda (c. 1517-84), was a distinguished Portuguese painter and writer who had been sent to Rome as the artistic envoy of the Portuguese king John III. His Dialogues are a polished and thoughtful evocation of intellectual society in sixteenth-century Rome. Unavailable for many years, they are presented here in the classic translation by Charles Holroyd, painter, engraver, art historian and director of the National Gallery. The introduction by David Hemsoll situates the Dialogues in the context of Michelangelo's career and the artistic world in Rome. 16 pages of illustrations include some of the finest drawings currently on show at the British Museum. David Hemsoll, a Renaissance art and architectural historian who works at the University of Birmingham. Among other specialities, he is an expert on Michelangelo and his artistic theory.