Michelangelo's 'Last Judgment'

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Dezember 2004



This book is about the creation of an acknowledged masterpiece and its mixed reception by contemporaries. It was created at a moment of crisis when the spirit of Renaissance humanism was giving way to a new sense of threat within the church as defections of the faithful to the new Protestant sects multiplied across Europe. The examination of the fresco will be of interest to historians, historians of religion and of art. Our interest in, and understanding of, the Counter-Reformation has been growing and deepening in recent years.


Introduction Marcia Hall; 1. Nothing else happening: Michelangelo between Rome and Florence William Wallace; 2. The historical/religious circumstances of the Last Judgment Thomas Mayer; 3. Michelangelo's Last Judgment as the resurrection of the body: the hidden clue Marcia Hall; 4. Painting, criticism, and Michelangelo's Last Judgment in the age of the counter reformation Melinda Schlitt; 5. A ceremonial ensemble: Michelangelo's Last Judgment and the Cappella Paolina frescoes Margaret A. Kuntz.


"An excellent general summary of current scholarshipWith its wide-ranging topics and high level of scholarship, the book should prove a useful supplement in the study of this important work of art." Choice "an excellent review of recent scholarship for advanced students" - Martha Dunkelman
EAN: 9780521783682
ISBN: 0521783682
Untertitel: 'Masterpieces of Western Painti'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2004
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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