The volume begins with overviews of Michelangelo's life and work and contains more focused essays on the artist's political thought and his chief biographers, Ascanio Condivi and Giorgio Vasari. Other articles survey Michelangelo's early career and principal works, including the Rome qPiet, q the qDavid, q the qDoni Tondo, q and his commission to paint the qBattle of Cascinaq in competition with Leonardo da Vinci.Vasari and earlier documents tell us that the block Irom which the David was carved was 9 braccia high* . This does not, as many have thought, establish the height of the finished figure but it docs allow us to say that the relation between ... This conclusion hardly sounds surprising but, in fact. earlier Renaissance statues were usually placed on columns or other supports ... The famous deliberations of 1504 that settled where the David was to be installed, also reflect such expectations.
|Title||:||Michelangelo, Selected Scholarship in English: Life and early works|
|Author||:||William E. Wallace|
|Publisher||:||Taylor & Francis - 1995|