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Young, stubborn, proud, Michelangelo is devoured by an extraordinary ambition. Michelangelo: The Heart and the Stone starring Rutger Hauer, 2012
Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture of David … [exits shop with statuette] David: this quintessential figure of Florentine masculinity is everywhere now … David is an industry in his own right. 21st Century Mythologies with Richard Clay, BBC 2020
Michelangelo and Raphael were to some extent the creation of Julius: without him Michelangelo would not have painted the Sistine ceiling, nor would Raphael have decorated the papal apartments. Kenneth Clark, Civilisation 5/13: The Hero as Artist, BBC 1969
In the fifteenth century Greco-Roman sculpture had become a shining almost inaccessible model to the more adventurous artists. ibid.
The city fathers also commissioned ... a gigantic figure of David ... What a man! Everyone who met Michelangelo recognised that he had an unequal power of mind and skill of hand. ibid.
The Sistine ceiling passionately asserts the unity of man’s body, mind and spirit. ibid.
Michelangelo’s Last Judgment ... fills the whole end wall of the Sistine Chapel. It’s a disturbing, a crushing, work. Kenneth Clark, Civilisation 7/13: Grandeur & Obedience
There was terrible rivalry between Leonardo and Michelangelo. Professor Rona Goffen
What does it mean to follow your passions to the point where they no longer belong to you? Michelangelo: The Heart and the Stone starring Rutger Hauer & Massimo Odierna & Giancarlo Giannini et al, Sky Arts 2013, opening line
Young, stubborn, proud, Michelangelo is devoured by an extraordinary ambition. ibid.
The vault of the Sistine chapel is a triumph ... but at what price? ibid.
Michelangelo has achieved the peak of painting and sculpture. ibid.
Michelangelo is probably the most potent sculpture who ever wielded a chisel. He was also a great painter and architect too. Great Artists with Tim Marlow s1e4: Michelangelo, Sky Arts 2003
In 1496 Michelangelo decided to try his luck here in Rome. ibid.
His first commission in Rome: Baccus. It’s a garden statue. ibid.
It’s a heroic celebration of human form. And in many ways David perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the renaissance. ibid.
He found it hard to reconcile his homosexuality with his love of God. ibid.
His peers called divine. ibid.
Michelangelo: painter, poet, sculptor and architect. Polls have consistently put him or one of his works, notably the Sistine Chapel walls and ceiling, at the top above all others. Tim Marlow, Great Art s1e3: Michelangelo: Love and Death, ITV 2018
I’ve finished that chapel I was painting. The Pope is quite satisfied. Michelangelo, letter to father October 1512
They sell the blood of Christ by handfuls here. And have closed the road to all goodness. Michelangelo, re Biorgias’ Rome
Sculpture is the lantern to painting. Michelangelo
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. Michelangelo
I am still learning. Michelangelo
In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it. Michelangelo
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all. Michelangelo
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short. Michelangelo
I should desire that the last words which I should pronounce in this Academy, and from this place, might be the name of – Michelangelo. Joshua Reynolds, Discourses on Art, December 1769
As the Pope once said to Michelangelo, ‘You’d better come down, I think we’ll have it wallpapered.’ Bernard Manning, The Big Send Up 1977
An artist so revered that even his rival Raphael painted him – Michelangelo. Simon Sebag Montefiore, Rome: A History of the Eternal City III: The Rebirth of God’s City BBC 2012
This investigation begins in 15th century Rome ... Is it true that the darling of the Italian art scene tricked cardinals and popes into publicly displaying forbidden symbols of a lost and condemned faith? The answers may lie in codes hidden inside his most famous art works. Biblical Conspiracies, Discovery 2015
The true passion of artist Michaelangelo was stone. Above all he was a sculptor. And throughout his long life he was obsessed with carving one particular image – a mother holding her dying son in her arms, la Pieta. Michelangelo’s Pietas, Sky Arts 2016
‘Find the life that sleeps within the marble.’ ibid.
His three great statues of the Pietas. ibid.
Over a period of forty years he produced some of the greatest religious painting of all time. ibid.
St Peter’s: Michelangelo toiled away into his 80s on this. Simon Schama, Civilisations V: The Triumph of Art, BBC 2018
What a sight: it was like a football pitch of unforgettable images … It’s really lumpy and rolls away from you like a big range of hills. Waldemar Januszczak, The Michelangelo Code: Secrets of the Sistine Chapel, Sky Arts 2021
The original fingers had fallen off, and some anonymous lacky had had to repaint them. ibid.
Exactly the same proportions … as those given in the Bible for the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem. ibid.
Fifteen years earlier the sculptor had been adopted into the greatest family in Florence. Michelangelo had moved in with the Medici. Empires Special: Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance III: The Medici Popes, PBS 2004
Michelangelo’s fresco was declared indecent. (Renaissance & Italy & Art & Artists: Michelangelo) Empires Special: Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance IV: Power v Truth
This 500-year-old wax was modelled by the great Renaissance master Michelangelo. Secrets of the Museum s2e1: Jacob Jordeans, BBC 2020