Why did I love this book?
This book is as timeless as Michelangelo himself! It’s also a personal favorite of mine. I’ve read this book numerous times and, in my opinion, it is a riveting portrait of a genius which does not overlook many of his foibles. Michelangelo was passionate, hot-tempered and even had many moments of insecurity. Stone does a brilliant job of bringing the Renaissance to life and how this icon created many of the masterpieces that we revere today. The descriptions and detail of Michelangelo’s artistic prowess are sublime. For example, I loved learning how Michelangelo was the third artist to carve that piece of marble known as the “Giant" which had sat in a quarry for twenty-five years before he sculpted the iconic David.