135 x 105 mm - 144 pages pages
COFFEE WITH ... MICHELANGELO
A completely new kind of biography, bringing great men and women to life as never before
So you've always been inspired by Michelangelo? Well, now you can meet him – by a miracle of time travel. Listen to him talk about his heroic work as a sculptor and the “agony and the ecstasy” of painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Pure genius!
'So you're not against painting per se?
I'm against Flemish painting, which is completely overrunning us. Some people say that God was a painter, painting the world into existence, but you can't imagine him sitting down before an easel in fine clothes, fretting neurotically over minute details, repainting ad nauseam. It took him seven days to create the entire universe. How many years did Leonardo spend painting the upper third of that smug Florentine housewife?”