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Young Michelangelo: The Path to the Sistine

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Young Michelangelo: The Path to the Sistine
John T. Spike

This careful study of Michelangelo’s artistic development from 1475 to 1508 examines a time in which sexual relationships between men and boys were commonplace but nevertheless frowned upon. More than 30 pages of gorgeous color prints bolster the author’s claim that Renaissance Italy “held the perfectly proportioned and posed male nude to be the highest subject of art” and “a secret map of the whole world as God planned it.” The Vendome Press (vendomepress.com). —Preview: Donalevan Maines

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