Young Michelangelo (Paperback)

The Path to the Sistine: A Biography: The Path to the Sistine: A Biography

By John T. Spike

Vendome Press, 9780865652835, 272pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2012

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“He was possibly the world's greatest artist, certainly its greatest sculptor, but John Spike gives us a nuanced human view of Michelangelo on his path to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The reader meets a man dealing with financial problems, family pressures, artistic feuds, all set within the turbulent world of the Medici, the Borgias, and Savonarola. This is Michelangelo of reality, not myth.”
— Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
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About the Author

John T. Spike, critic, curator, and art historian, is the author of more than 20 significant books on Italian painting and artists, including Caravaggio. He lives in Florence and teaches in the Sacred Arts Masters program at Regina Apostolorum University in Rome.