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A biography of the Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, and poet, well known for his work on the Sistine Chapel in Rome's St. Peter's Cathedral.

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  OakGrove-KFA | Mar 28, 2020 |
I believe this book would be great for third graders as an interactive read aloud in an art class due to the fact that its a picture book abd gives a lesson on a very popular artist. Also the books is not so difficult for their age and would be able to pick it up and read it afterwards if they really wanted to.
  tylerschmitt | Apr 5, 2017 |
The main idea of this book was to tell the life story of the artist Michelangelo in a short yet informative book. I enjoyed this book for two main reasons. The first, the author was able to use language and writing style to his advantage. The book could have become very confusing for a child because it intertwines many lives into one book (Leonardo Da Vinci), yet the author was able to create a center on Michelangelo. The second reason I enjoyed this book was that even though it was a biography there were still pictures that helped the story. I learn the best when I am able to visual connect what I am reading to an illustration. For children, it is earlier to understand a picture by reading and looking at it than only reading about it. This is what the author did on page 11. He described one of Michelangelo’s paintings and had an illustration for them to look at. ( )
  ndelac2 | Mar 22, 2016 |
A biography of Michelangelo and his great work including David the Great and the Sistine Chapel. This biography shares this artist's life from birth to death and share his struggles an aspiring artist during the renaissance.

There is a lot of information provided in this biography and I think older children may find it more helpful as it is a long read. I personally liked how the illustrator used authentic images of the art completed by Michelangelo with cartoon images of Michelangelo. ( )
  mcnicol_08 | Mar 1, 2015 |
This was an interesting yet informative read. I could not help myself glancing at the illustrations after reading each paragraph; they are enthralling. Michelangelo is depicted as a craftsman whose brillance expanded through architecture, painting, and sculpture. He had a turbulent life that left him isolated through extended periods of his life. It was not until his final years that he found two individuals who he had grown fond of. At times I was captivated on his remarkable designs and other times I felt pity for him. It seemed as though he was cursed by his art. Although through history, the best of artists are the most tortured.
I found it fascinating that he received his lessons on the human form from the morgue. In other words, he would spend hours dissecting bodies in order to understand how the body was constructed. My favorite piece of art done by Michelango has always been the painting in the Sistine Chapel. I did not realize until reading this book that the Sistine Chapel was painted upon request by Pope Julius II. ( )
  hlmusiclover | Sep 12, 2014 |
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