Book: Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Author: Ross King
Published: November, 2003
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
available from Amazon.com
Synopsis: The four years Michelangelo Buonarotti spent creating the ceiling frescoes of the Sistine Chapel in Rome are chronicled in this historically accurate account. The triumphs and disappointments that Michelangelo experiences in the creation of his art, as well as his financial and family problems, are explored in the context of the religious, artistic and political climate of the Italian Renaissance.
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