Michelangelo’s Notebooks is an up-close celebration and record of the artists sketches, architectural drawings, letters, and his most intimate love poems.
Like exploring the life of a remarkable genius by reading his diaries, Michelangelo’s Notebooks is an illustrated record of the artist’s life and work.
Michelangelo is considered one of the greatest poets of the sixteenth century. He also filled hundreds of sheets of paper with exquisite drawings, many of which went on to become some of the most celebrated masterpieces of all-time.
Organized chronologically, Michelangelo’s Notebooks combines the artist’s own words with his sketches and finished artwork. His letters about the Sistine Chapel and Pope Julius, for example, are illustrated with sketches he produced while he was writing.
The writing and art is selected by Carolyn Vaughan, former editor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who provides fascinating commentary and insights into the material throughout the book.