Hard High-Country Poems, by Michelangelo, Peter Koch Printers (2015), & Michelangelo: Sonnets, Allen Press (1991)

{Ed. Note: Thank you to Peter Koch and Robert Bringhurst for assisting me by pointing out some embarrassing type-o’s and other items needing correction. I have always remarked that the editor of Books and Vines better never leave his day job!} Michelangelo (1475-1564, full name Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni) is synonymous with the High Renaissance and Mannerism.  His influence on Western Art is beyond measurement. In … Continue reading Hard High-Country Poems, by Michelangelo, Peter Koch Printers (2015), & Michelangelo: Sonnets, Allen Press (1991)

Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture, William E. Wallace, Easton Press

Easton Press (EP) has published a number of nicely done books on famous artists over the years, perhaps none better than William E. Wallace’s Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture. Like many EP ‘specialty’ books, I am not sure how many times this has been printed, or if it is the same that is currently on EP’s site. Mine was purchased around 11 years ago, … Continue reading Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture, William E. Wallace, Easton Press

Michelangelo’s Pieta and The Risen Christ

Michelangelo reigns supreme, in my opinion, over any other sculptural artist in history. Pieta would certainly make it difficult for anyone to argue hat point.  Pieta is housed at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.  It is mesmerizing in person.  While certainly a classic of Renaissance style, it also blends in a degree of naturalism which adds to its beauty. While Pieta is overwhelmingly popular, The Risen … Continue reading Michelangelo’s Pieta and The Risen Christ