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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 74 PROFILES IN ART

Michelangelo (1475-1564)

A STUDY OF THE SUBLIME

 

By all accounts, artist, sculptor, architect, and poet Michelangelo Buonarroti was a cantankerous man prone to angry outbursts. He maintained an openly public rivalry with notable contemporary Leonardo da Vinci, and had few friends during his lifetime. Yet Michelangelo’s unpleasant disposition did not corrupt his artistic sensibilities; perhaps it even enhanced them. Many historians and philosophers have described Michelangelo’s art as virtually flawless, taking note in particular of its terribilita, a somewhat fluid term that refers to the artistic expression of ...

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