In this new Eye on Art title, author Phyllis Raybin Emert explores the life and work of Michelangelo Buonarroti. Considered one of the greatest artists of all time, Michelangelo gave the world some of the most magnificent Christian artwork ever created, including his famous painting on the ceiling of the Sistene Chapel and his sculptures David and Pietà. Michelangelo's works are described in vivid detail and the text includes numerous color photographs of the artist's work. The author provides interesting personal details about Michelangelo's life, his friendships, his family, and the political connections that sometimes caused him strife. Finally, Michelangelo's legacy to the art world is summarized.
"Written for middle school to high school age students, the Eye on Art Series from Lucent Books provides an in-depth look into the various art movements. What makes this series special for students, however, are the beautiful full-color pictures that appear on nearly every page and the sidebars that discuss important aspects of the arts in further detail. This set is highly recommended for school and public libraries."
--American Reference Books Annual, 2012
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