Michelangelo - Biography of a Genius by Bruno Nardini

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By Bruno Nardini

Dalla Firenze di Lorenzo il Magnifico e del Savonarola allo splendore della Roma papale; los angeles vita tormentata di un genio del Rinascimento: Michelangelo. Una biografia di Michelangelo Buonarroti con una tavola cronologica degli eventi storici ed artistici e un indice topografico dei suoi lavori, natruralmente interamente in inglese. Titolo originale: ''Incontro con Michelangiolo''.

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Soderini, for the usual reasons of was now turning Duke a deaf ear to the insistent requests of transmitted through his ambassadors. When the downfall of the Duke and Marshall was certain, the Signoria informed him that the statue would remain in Florence. «Fine friends these Florentines are», indignantly exclaimed the new favorite of the King of France, the Minister of Finance Florimondo Robertet. ». But the Florentine ambassadors soon appeased Robertet by convincing the Signoria to give the David to him instead.

Magnificent Lorenzo», wrote Michelangelo from Rome, «just to let you know that last Saturday we arrived at salva- tion ». What is from Florence to Rome meant in those days imagine now. Traveling by post, with carts that a trip hard to changed horses every eight hours, the trip took six or seven days. The roads were treacherous; armies, advancing or 40 retreating, invaded them blocking all traffic; bands of armed cutthroats assaulted villages and inns, robbing the unlucky travelers of everything they had.

He also agreed to make, for two Flemish merchants (Giovanni and Alessandro Mouscron) a Madonna with Child, which came to be known as the Bruges Taddeo Taddei a marble tondo representing the Madonna with Child and the infant Saint Madonna; for the Florentine 59 John; for another Florentine, Bartolommeo Pitti, another marble tondo with another Madonna and Child; and from the Wool Merchant's Guild he accepted a commission to sculpt twelve marble statues, each representing an apostle, for the church of Santa Maria del Fiore.

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