Michelangelo's Nose: A Myth and Its Maker

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 19, 2007 - Art - 192 pages
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An exploration of the ways in which Michelangelo created himself.

  

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Contents

Pico Prometheus and Proteus
2
In Praise of Noses
5
The Tragedy of Michelangelos Nose
8
Davids Nose
11
The Socratic Michelangelo
14
Aesops Crow
16
Vestments and Virtue
18
The Groves of Academe
19
Dantes Eyes
81
The Divine Comedy of Michelangelos Last Judgment
83
Dante and Saint Peter
86
Art and Purgatory
89
Giotto and Dante
91
Dantesque Images in Vasari
92
The Language of Dante
94
Portraits of Dante
97

A Socratic Satyr
20
Michelangelo as Grotesque
21
A Socratic Portrait of Michelangelo
24
Boccaccios Socratic Artist
25
Lorenzos Satyrs
26
Lorenzo as Silene
27
The Faun as Fiction
30
The Old Man as Child
31
The Self as Work of Art
32
Michelangelos Supreme Scherzo
35
Montaigne Meets Michelangelo
36
Rabelaiss Giants and Erasmuss Folly
37
A New Saint Paul
38
Michelangelo as Saint Paul
40
Moses as Saint Paul
42
Michelangelo as Pauline Pilgrim
45
Saint Paul and David
47
Saint Paul as Architect
49
Davids Headstone
53
Michelangelos Sanctity
55
ArtHistorical Hagiography
56
The Gift of Gifts
59
Donatellos Gift
61
Michelangelo and Vasari in Dialogue
62
Biblical Allegory in Vasaris Lives
64
The Rebirth of Nicodemus
66
Divine Personae
68
Incarnational Mysteries
70
Apocalypse
73
Church Militant and Catholic Reform
76
The Example of Dante
78
Dante the Sculptor
80
Dantes Artistic SelfConsciousness
100
The Bark of Saint Peter
101
In Dantes Bark
103
Dante and Michelangelos Portrait Medal
104
Michelangelo and Beatrice
105
Michelangelo and Homer
106
The Wrath of Achilles
110
The Christian Epic
112
Michelangelo as Virgilian Victor
113
Virgil and Michelangelo
114
Virgil and the Age of Gold
119
The Victors Wrath
120
Moses and Michelangelo as Julian Princes
123
The Principality of Art
126
Michelangelo and Machiavelli
128
Michelangelos Emblem
131
The Genius of Vasari
135
Between Virtue and Vice
139
Autobiography and SelfCreation
140
Benvenuto Buonarroti
142
Michelangelo and the Formation of the Romantic Self
145
Michelangelos Epic Art in the Romantic Imagination
147
The Religion of Art
149
The Satanic Angel
151
Michelangelo the Ubermensch
152
Michelangelos Final Work
155
Michelangelos Masterpiece
157
Bibliographical Essay
160
Selected Bibliography
164
Index
168
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About the author (2007)

Paul Barolsky is Commonwealth Professor of the History of Art at the University of Virginia. His books on Renaissance art with Penn State Press include The Faun in the Garden: Michelangelo and the Poetic Origins of Italian Renaissance Art (1994), Giotto's Father and the Family of Vasari's "Lives" (1992), and Why Mona Lisa Smiles and Other Tales by Vasari (1991).

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