Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo
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From 15011505, Leonardo da Vinci as well as Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence. Leonardo was an enchanting, good-looking fifty year-old at the height of his career. Michelangelo was an unstable carver in his mid-twenties, determined to make a name for himself.
Michelangelo is a virtual unidentified when he goes back to Florence as well as wins the payment to carve what will certainly turn into one of one of the most well-known sculptures of perpetuity: David. Even though his poor family avoids him for being an artist, he is determined to support them. Living at the foot of his askew block of marble, Michelangelo struggles up until the stone ultimately begins to talk. Working against a difficult due date, he begins his feverish sculpting.
On the other hand, Leonardo’s life is falling apart: he sheds the hoped-for David commission; he can not appear to finish any job; he is stressed with his awkward flying device; he virtually dies in war; his engineering designs disastrously fall short; as well as he is haunted by a woman he has actually seen in the marketa merchant’s wife, which he is finally appointed to painting. Her name is Lisa, and she becomes his muse.
Leonardo despises Michelangelo for his youth and also absence of elegance. Michelangelo both detests as well as venerates Leonardo’s brilliant.
Oil as well as Marble is the story of their nearly failed to remember rivalry. Floor brings early 16th-century Florence alive, and also has actually gone into with amazing empathy into the minds as well as spirits of two Renaissance masters. The book is an art background thriller.
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- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Arcade Publishing (March 1, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1628726393
- ISBN-13: 978-1628726398
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds