Oil and Marble

Oil and Marble

A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

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An imaginative tale of two of the greatest artists the world has ever known. Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence from 1501 to 1505. During that time, Leonardo was at the height of his career, while Michelangelo had not quite made a name for himself. The narrative shifts back and forth from one artist to the other in a powerful dual character study set against a rich backdrop of the sights and sounds of Renaissance Italy. These two titans of art are brought to life in exquisite detail, and the story of their passion, pride, and artistic rivalry ends with the creation of two of the world s most iconic art works, Leonardo s Mona Lisa and Michelangelo s David.
Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781628726398
Characteristics: 345 pages ;,24 cm


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Nov 16, 2016

An interesting interpretation of what could have been the relationship between the two men. Also makes me want to go back to see the Mona Lisa again! If you've been to Florence and visited the historic sites and seen the David in all his glory you will appreciate even more.

Enjoyed! Hoping for more on gay aspects of the two artists, but was satisfied by other aspects of the book. .

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"...[L]ove doesn't thrive under scrutiny from a distance, but flourishes from closeness and unquestioning faith" (page 320)


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