Books and Movies Reviews

of agony and ecstasy film pap

THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
The age of Renaissance (1300's-1600's) was the time line that the dramatized Michelangelo's artist lifestyle.The Renaissance was begun by the humanist, scholars who studied Greek and Roman literature during medieval times.Their belief was that Classical societies were far more advanced in science, philosophy, art, and literature.Therefore, they felt it was their duty was to gather this information in order to modernize Europe.The most influential Renaissance study was art, because the Holy Roman Empire found it to be appealing and realistic, thus easier for the Empire to relate to it's people.
Much of what appeared in Irving Stone's biographical novel of the life of Michelangelo (1475-1564) was of the author's invention, but few will dispute that the artist painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which is the subject of Carol Reed's film "THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY"(1965).It traces Michelangelo Buonarroti life from age 13 to his death at 89, but deals mainly with the five years (1507-1512) during which he painted the Sistine Chapel.Pope Julius II (1443-1513) had commissioned the work in the hope that it would serve as an immortal symbol of his painstaking work, which is the source of an ongoing war of words between them."Agony and Ecstasy" were the words Contessina De Medici (Diane Cilento) used to define the relationship between Michelangelo (Charlton Heston) and Pope Julius II (Rex Harrison).The agony is contributed to Pope Julius' backbreakingtreatment of Michelangelo, in contrast ecstasy was the result of the completion of his immortal art work.
An account of one of Michelangelo's sonnets refers to Julius as a "Medusa" due to the lack of payment he received for his art work and the commissioning of the Sistine Chapel , which he d

x

Hi!
I'm Robart

Would you like to get a custom essay? How about receiving a customized one?

Check it out