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The Resource Oil and marble : a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo, Stephanie Storey

Oil and marble : a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo, Stephanie Storey

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Oil and marble : a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo
Title
Oil and marble
Title remainder
a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo
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Stephanie Storey
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Language
eng
Summary
  • From 1501�1505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence. Leonardo was a charming, handsome fifty year-old at the peak of his career. Michelangelo was a temperamental sculptor in his mid-twenties, desperate to make a name for himself. Michelangelo is a virtual unknown when he returns to Florence and wins the commission to carve what will become one of the most famous sculptures of all time: David. Even though his impoverished family shuns him for being an artist, he is desperate to support them. Living at the foot of his misshapen block of marble, Michelangelo struggles until the stone finally begins to speak. Working against an impossible deadline, he begins his feverish carving. Meanwhile, Leonardo�s life is falling apart: he loses the hoped-for David commission; he can�t seem to finish any project; he is obsessed with his ungainly flying machine; he almost dies in war; his engineering designs disastrously fail; and he is haunted by a woman he has seen in the market�a merchant�s wife, whom he is finally commissioned to paint. Her name is Lisa, and she becomes his muse. Leonardo despises Michelangelo for his youth and lack of sophistication. Michelangelo both loathes and worships Leonardo�s genius. Oil and Marble is the story of their nearly forgotten rivalry. Storey brings early 16th-century Florence alive, and has entered with extraordinary empathy into the minds and souls of two Renaissance masters. The book is an art history thriller
  • Florence, 1501-1505. Leonardo was a charming, handsome fifty year-old at the peak of his career. Michelangelo was a temperamental sculptor in his mid-twenties, desperate to make a name for himself. After winning the commission to carve what will become a sculpture of David, Michelangelo lives at the foot of his misshapen block of marble struggling until the stone finally begins to speak. Leonardo is obsessed with his ungainly flying machine and haunted by a merchant�s wife, whom he is commissioned to paint. Her name is Lisa, and she becomes his muse. Their envy, ambition, and artistic genius create a rivalry such as Florence has never seen
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Storey, Stephanie
Dewey number
813/.6
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novels
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  • Leonardo
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Leonardo
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Leonardo
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Painters
  • Sculptors
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Painters
  • Sculptors
  • Italy
  • Historical fiction
  • Renaissance art
  • Sculptors
  • Painters
  • Biographical fiction
  • Florence (Italy)
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Oil and marble : a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo, Stephanie Storey
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn914219181
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9781628726398
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Oil and marble : a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo, Stephanie Storey
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn914219181
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9781628726398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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