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The Last Judgment: Michelangelo and the Death of the Renaissance By James A. Connor The Last Judgment Michelangelo and the Death of the Renaissance Painted on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel years after Michelangelo completed the glorious and hopeful ceiling The Last Judgment is full of stark images depicting the End of Days James Conno
  • Title: The Last Judgment: Michelangelo and the Death of the Renaissance
  • Author: James A. Connor
  • ISBN: 9780230605732
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Last Judgment: Michelangelo and the Death of the Renaissance By James A. Connor Painted on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel, 28 years after Michelangelo completed the glorious and hopeful ceiling, The Last Judgment is full of stark images depicting the End of Days James Connor uses the famous fresco as the lens through which to view the end of the Renaissance, arguing that Michelangelo s imagery and composition provide clues to understand the relPainted on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel, 28 years after Michelangelo completed the glorious and hopeful ceiling, The Last Judgment is full of stark images depicting the End of Days James Connor uses the famous fresco as the lens through which to view the end of the Renaissance, arguing that Michelangelo s imagery and composition provide clues to understand the religious and political upheavals of the time.Uncovering the secrets behind the fresco, Connor details the engrossing stories of conspiring kings, plotting popes, and murderous rivalries between noble families like the Medicis and the della Roveres all who were vying for control over Michelangelo and his art The Last Judgment combines enchanting storytelling with incisive historical detective work, demonstrating how Michelangelo was inspired by Copernicus and how the Counter Reformation arose from the ashes of the Renaissance.
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    1. James A. Connor

      James A Connor is the author of Kepler s Witch An Astronomer s Discovery of Cosmic Order Amid Religious War, Political Intrigue, and the Heresy Trial of His Mother and Silent Fire Bringing the Spirituality of Silence to Everyday Life A former Jesuit priest, Connor is professor of English at Kean University in Union, New Jersey he has also held teaching posts at St Louis University and Gonzaga University He is a director of studies at the Lessing Institute in Prague He holds degrees in geoscience, philosophy, theology, and creative writing, and a Ph.D in literature and science He is a prize winning essayist published widely in such places as American Book Review, Traditional Home, Willow Springs, The Critic, The Iowa Review, and The Iowa Journal of Literary Studies.

    238 thoughts on “The Last Judgment: Michelangelo and the Death of the Renaissance”

    1. A fascinating account of the political landscape of early 16th century Italy that led to the creation of Michelangelo s Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel Power struggles often led to bloody fighting among powerful estates such as the Medici, the papacy, and nations such as France and Spain The sack of Rome was a seminal event in Michelangelo s life and the author posits that it led directly to his choice of imagery in depicting the end of times in such a brutal way The book a [...]


    2. Michelangelo s masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel is a must see And if you can read this book before going, you will appreciate its history and power even I didn t read it before seeing The Last Judgment, but it makes me want to run back now It is a dense history of religion and politics and if you are not a fan of renaissance papal struggles, this may be tough Yet, if you always wanted to appreciate the nuances of politial and religious power and how art can be a chip in that game, this is the [...]




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