The Secret Life of Michelangelo by Kenneth Schuman

By Kenneth Schuman

Ken Schuman has deftly hooked up the artist and his context--a Florence wealthy in creative culture, but additionally roiling with tensions and intolerance for any dissident spiritual or political opinions. during this attention-grabbing and insightful biography, Schuman argues persuasively that Michelangelo frequently embedded refined, coded messages in his creations, thereby offering believable deniability in case the experts guessed his actual cause. Schuman is at his sleuth-like most sensible while teasing out and supporting us to work out what has been hiding in undeniable sight considering that Michelangelo first created it.
--Bob Clyman, writer, mystery Order

Heretical in his non secular ideals, gay in his wishes, and politically susceptible to Rome’s lethal politics, Michelangelo concealed his mystery ideals in his artwork. After studying this attention-grabbing, available and revelatory ebook, you’ll by no means examine Michelangelo’s genius an identical again.
--Laurie Lico Albanese, co-author, The Miracles of Prato

Ken Schuman’s groundbreaking new publication “The mystery lifetime of Michelangelo” brings to existence the artist we by no means knew and the turbulent instances within which he lived.
--Steven Mintz, writer, 5 Eminent Contrarians

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