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The Resource Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the art of the figure, Michael W. Cole

Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the art of the figure, Michael W. Cole

Label
Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the art of the figure
Title
Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the art of the figure
Statement of responsibility
Michael W. Cole
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In late 1504 and early 1505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti were both at work on commissions they had received to paint murals in Florence's City Hall. Leonardo was to depict a historic battle between Florence and Milan, Michelangelo one between Florence and Pisa. Though neither project was ever completed, the painters' mythic encounter shaped art and its history in the decades and centuries that followed. This concise, lucid, and thought-provoking book looks again at the one moment when Leonardo and Michelangelo worked side by side, seeking to identify the roots of their differing ideas of the figure in 15th-century pictorial practices and to understand what this contrast meant to the artists and writers who followed them. At the center of the book is the preoccupation of both artists with ideas of painted 'force.' Michael W. Cole, an expert in Renaissance art history, traces the diverging conceptions of painted force that Leonardo and Michelangelo held. For Leonardo, figural force translated principles from the medieval science of weights and measures and modern engineering; in Michelangelo's case, the impression of force came with the isolation of the individual figure from a surrounding narrative. Through close investigation of the two artists' work, Cole provides a new account of critical developments in Italian Renaissance painting."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cole, Michael Wayne
Dewey number
757.0945
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1293.I8
LC item number
C65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leonardo
  • Leonardo
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Figure painting
  • Painting, Renaissance
  • Human beings in art
  • Leonardo
  • Michelangelo
  • ART / Individual Artist
  • Figurenmalerei
Label
Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the art of the figure, Michael W. Cole
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
The force of art -- Circumscription -- Flexion -- Motivation
Control code
877077674
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 191 pages
Isbn
9780300208207
Lccn
2014012688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)877077674
Label
Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the art of the figure, Michael W. Cole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
The force of art -- Circumscription -- Flexion -- Motivation
Control code
877077674
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 191 pages
Isbn
9780300208207
Lccn
2014012688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)877077674

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