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The genius of Michelangelo
Wallace, William E.
Publication Information:
Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2007]

Physical Description:
6 videodiscs (1080 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 260 pages ; 19 cm).
"The Pietà, the David, the Moses and the Sistine Chapel -- Michelangelo's genius is apparent in every medium he worked. In this course, internationally recognized Michelangelo expert, author, and professor William E. Wallace provides a fresh and insightful perspective on the life and work of Michelangelo, even including the Master's poetry. The 36 lectures feature more than 900 visuals, including stunning reproductions of the his sculptures, paintings, and architecture, as well as rough sketches, preparatory drawings, and photographs of the places he lived and worked"--Publisher's website.
General Note:
36 lectures on 6 discs, with 30 minutes per lecture.
Who was Michelangelo? -- Aritist and aristocrat : Michelangelo's world -- An unconventional beginning -- Michelangelo's youth and early training -- Florence and Bologna in the early 1490s -- First visit to Rome and early patrons -- Bacchus and the Pietà -- Return to Florence and the David -- David and St. Matthew -- For the republic : the Battle of Cascina -- Taddei Tondo and the Pitti Tondo -- Doni Tondo -- Rome and the tomb of Julius II -- Bologna and the return to Rome -- Sistine Chapel -- Sistine Chapel, part 2 -- Sistine Chapel, part 3 -- A story of marble -- Medici Chapel sculpture -- Medici Chapel sculpture, part 2 -- bThe Medici Chapel sculpture, part 3 -- Laurentian Library -- Florence, a republic under siege, 1527-34 -- Inventing a new aesthetic : the Non-finito -- Michelangelo's drawings, 1520-40 -- Last Judgment -- Last Judgment, part 2 -- Pauline Chapel -- Completion of the Julius tomb; poetry -- Capitoline Hill projects ; Brutus -- New St. Peter's Basilica -- Michelangelo's Roman architecture -- Michelangelo's Roman architecture, part 2 -- Piety and pity : the Florentine Pietà -- Rondanini Pietà and the late poetry -- Death of Michelangelo : the master's legacy.
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N6923.B9 G468 2007V Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Universally recognized as one of the dominant masters of art for all time, he achieved fame and wealth in his lifetime, and his genius is apparent in every medium in which he worked and with every tool he used: chisel, brush, draftsman's pen, and chalks.

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Arguably the greatest genius of all time, Michelangelo was a prodigious artist whose long life enabled him to produce magnificent works of sculpture, painting, and drawings as well as architecture and poetry. In this most impressive series, world-renowned art historian William E. Wallace (Washington Univ.) takes the viewer on a rich and engaging chronological history of Michelangelo's life, art, and times. In addition to outstanding lectures on iconic works such as the Bacchus, Pieta, David, and The Last Judgment, Wallace helps the viewer understand Michelangelo's family history, his aristocratic propensities, and the cultural and political environment of Florence, Bologna, and Rome. Wallace provides a comprehensive, intelligent, and highly engaging chronological survey of all the major and many of the minor works in the artist's oeuvre. Most highly recommended for all art history collections.--Herbert E. Shapiro, Empire State Coll., SUNY-Rochester (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.