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The Agony and the Ecstasy Celebrating The 500th Anniversary Of Michelangelo S David, New American Library Releases A Special Edition Of Irving Stone S Classic Biographical Novel In Which Both The Artist And The Man Are Brought To Life In Full A Masterpiece In Its Own Right, This Novel Offers A Compelling Portrait Of Michelangelo S Dangerous, Impassioned Loves, And The God Driven Fury From Which He Wrested The Greatest Art The World Has Ever Known.


10 thoughts on “The Agony and the Ecstasy

  1. says:

    4.5 stars out of 5 To some people stone was dead hard as stone, stone cold, they said To him, as he once again ran his fingers along its contours, it was the most alive substance in the world, rhythmic, responsive, tractable warm, resilient, colorful, vibrant He was in love with stone Michelangelo portrait by VolterraMichelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born in Florence on March 6th, 1475 It was a fortuitous time to be born He was coming of age just as the Renaissance 4.5 stars out of 5 To some people stone was dead hard as stone, stone cold, they said To him, as he once again ran his fingers along its contours...


  2. says:

    Oh good lord No wonder I m reading this book so slowly I have to keep putting it down and fanning myself Here s the young Michelangelo carving marble for the first timeHe had removed the outer shell Now he dug into the mass, entered in the biblical senseReally He s fucking the marble Apparently, yesIn this act of creation there was needed the thrust, the penetration, the beating and pulsating upward to a mighty climax, the total possession It was not merely an act of love, it wa Oh good lord No wonder I m reading this book so slowly I have to keep putting it down and fanning myself Here s the young Michelangelo carving marble for the first timeHe had removed the outer shell Now he dug into the mass, entered in the biblical senseReally He s fucking the marble Apparently, yesIn this act of creat...


  3. says:

    Goodreads crashed on me I didn t realize the five stars were posted but not my review You may be wondering why I rated this book so highly The book made Michelangelo and his times really come alive for me I feel like I personally know, like and respect Michelangelo as a person He was so recognizably human with family issues, rivalries, loyal friends, treacherous friends and, above all this fierce driving passion for his art, especially sculpture He was born with a gift and a genius that h Goodreads crashed on me I didn t realize the five stars were posted but not my review You may be wondering why I rated this book so highly The book made Michelangelo and his times really come alive for me I feel like I personally know, like and respect Michelangelo as a person He was so recognizably human with family issues, rivalries, loyal friends, treacherous friends and, above all this fierce driving passion for his art, especially sculpture He was born with a gift and a genius that he acted on He was...


  4. says:

    Even with Art History 101 under my belt, I was shocked to learn of his monumental contributions to sculpture, paint, architecture and even politics But I was eveninspired by the incredible challenges he overcame throughout all of his 90 years of life Nothing came easy What an inspiration Here is a quote from his death bed Life has been good God did not create me to abandon me I have loved marble, yes, and paint too I have loved architecture, and poetry too I have loved my family a Even with Art History 101 under my belt, I was shocked to le...


  5. says:

    I discovered this Irving Stone title in high school many many years ago, but I had not read the book again since then so it was fresh, new, and incredibly stunning for me We meet Michelangelo when he is thirteen, and follow him through his almost tortured life until he dies at age 88 In between we see him become an Artist like no other before or since We learn Art History, Italian History, Vatican History, and meet an incredible number of Popes, all of whom keep Michelangelo on a short leash I discovered this Irving Stone title in high school many many years ago, but I had not read the book again since then so it was fresh, new, and incredibly stunning for me We meet Michelangelo when he is thirteen, and follow him through his almost tortured life until he dies at age 88 In between we see him become an Artist like no other before or since We learn Art History, Italian History, Vatican History, and meet an incredible number of Popes, all of whom keep Michelangelo on a short leash I ca...


  6. says:

    Finished I am giving this 4 out of 5 stars I learned a lot and this book will push me on to readingabout Italy in the 1500s,about the Medici,about the Borgia family,about the Popes,about Charles V,the Holy Roman Emperor History was made VERY interesting It was not difficult to keep track of the numerous people It isn t necessary to keep a list of friends, foes, family and Medicis The reader learns a lot about the internecine religious battles of the times And Finished I am giving this 4 out of 5 stars I learned a lot and this book will push me on to readingabout Italy in the 1500s,about the Medici,about the Borgia family,about the Popes,about Charles V,the Holy Roman Emperor History was made VERY interesting It was not difficult to keep track of the numerous people It isn t necessary to keep a list of friends, foes, family and Medicis The reader learns a lot about the internecine religious battles of the times And of course you learn about Michelangelo He became very real to me I reall...


  7. says:

    This is a book I got in Florence after having admired the works of Michelangelo A wonderful reading experience I found myself reading slower and slower towards the end, because I did not want to finish reading the book Every time I opened it and started reading, it was like entering a secret...


  8. says:

    rating 4.5 5 I have conflicted feelings regarding this novel There is just so much to love, so much that has made a profound emotional and intellectual impact on me And yet in some aspects it seems incomplete, the presentation of Michelangelo Buonarroti s character is lacking a dimension I must clarify something before I go on, even though reading this book required research into Michelangelo s artwork and the politics during the period of Renaissance during which he lived, I am by no means rating 4.5 5 I have conflicted feelings regarding this novel There is just so much to love, so much that has made a profound emotional and intellectual impact on me And yet in some aspects it seems incomplete, the presentation of Michelangelo Buonarroti s character is lacking a dime...


  9. says:

    Audiobook read by Arthur Morey.Stone s epic historical novel tells the life story of Michelangelo Stone did extensive research, living in Italy for several years, and using many of Michelangelo s letters and documents found in various archives He really brings the artist and his works to life While most of us are familiar with his Pieta and David sculptures, and the Sistine Chapel paintings frescoes, Michelangel...


  10. says:

    This is a thoroughly well researched historical novel about the life of Michelangelo What an incredible time in history Michelangelo was definitely passionate and driven when it came to his art He finished the Piet when he was just twenty five years old This depicts the body of Christ on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion Detail of Piet He finished the statue of David before he was thirty Sculpting marble was what he loved most and most of his works were sculptures He paint This is a thoroughly well researched historical novel about the life of Michelangelo What an incredible time in history Michelangelo was definitely passionate and driven when it came to his art He finished the Piet ...