Michelangelo and the Viewer in His Time

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In this engaging book ,Bernadine Barnes brings together new research to show how Michelangelo’s art was seen in its own time. Michelangelo’s consideration of his audience changed throughout his career: sometimes he produced work for conventional religious settings, and at other times he was given unprecedented freedom by open-minded patrons. This book encourages today’s viewers to take a fresh look at Michelangelo’s work.