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Michelangelo's Christian Mysticism: Spirituality, Poetry and by Sarah Rolfe Prodan

By Sarah Rolfe Prodan

during this ebook, Sarah Rolfe Prodan examines the religious poetry of Michelangelo in gentle of 3 contexts: the Catholic Reformation circulation, Renaissance Augustinianism, and the culture of Italian spiritual devotion. Prodan combines a literary, historic, and biographical method of study the magical constructs and conceits in Michelangelo's poems, thereby deepening our realizing of the artist's non secular lifestyles within the context of Catholic Reform within the mid-sixteenth century. Prodan additionally demonstrates how Michelangelo's poetry is a part of an Augustinian culture that emphasizes mystical and ethical evolution of the self. analyzing such parts of early sleek devotion as prayer, lauda making a song, and the contemplation of non secular photographs, Prodan presents a different viewpoint at the subtleties of Michelangelo's lifestyle and to artwork. all through, Prodan argues that Michelangelo's paintings will be extra deeply understood while thought of along with his poetry, which issues to a spirituality that deeply knowledgeable all of his production.

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