Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Ross King, John Lee (Narrator) The author of the acclaimed Brunelleschi's Dome tells the extraordinary story of the four years during which Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Although the artist considered himself a sculptor, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo as a painter. With only scant knowledge of the art of fresco, Michelangelo cr... more »eated figures so beautiful that when they were unveiled in 1512, they stunned the onlookers. Ross King chronicles what went into this monumental project: not only Michelangelo's experiments with the composition of pigment and plaster, but also his ill health, financial difficulties, domestic problems, and bitter rivalry with Raphael, who was working on the neighboring Papal Apartments.
Read by John Lee. 8 audio discs (approximately 10.5 hr.) « less