Michelangelo The Graphic Work

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Very few artists can claim such lasting and worldwide fame and importance as Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564). The nickname il divino (“the divine one”) has been applied to him since the 1530s right through to today: his achievements as a sculptor, painter, and architect remain unparalleled and his creations are among the best-known artworks in the world.

A testimony to his masterly command of line, form, and detail, from architectural studies to anatomically perfect figures, this book brings together some of the artist’s finest drawings from museums and collections around the world as well as some of his own notes and revisions, offering stunning proximity not only to the ambition and scope of Michelangelo’s practice but also his working process.

A chapter with a compilation of newly attributed and re-attributed drawings provides further insights into Michelangelo’s varied graphic oeuvre and the ongoing exploration of his genius.

Sized at 5.8 x 8 x 1.8 inches, this compact format is anything but skimpy. Hard bound with jacket, and generous at more than 500 pages, the books in Taschen's Bibliotheca Universalis series are a great value for the book collector looking to curate a rich library of art.

Hardcover with jacket, 736 pages

“Detailed, well-researched, and beautifully constructed.” — The Washington Times