Oil and marble : a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo / Stephanie Storey.

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    • Publication Information:
      First paperback edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "From 1501--1505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence. Leonardo was a charming, handsome fifty year-old at the peak of his career. Michelangelo was a temperamental sculptor in his mid-twenties, desperate to make a name for himself. Michelangelo is a virtual unknown when he returns to Florence and wins the commission to carve what will become one of the most famous sculptures of all time: David. Even though his impoverished family shuns him for being an artist, he is desperate to support them. Living at the foot of his misshapen block of marble, Michelangelo struggles until the stone finally begins to speak. Working against an impossible deadline, he begins his feverish carving. Meanwhile, Leonardo's life is falling apart: he loses the hoped-for David commission; he can't seem to finish any project; he is obsessed with his ungainly flying machine; he almost dies in war; his engineering designs disastrously fail; and he is haunted by a woman he has seen in the market--a merchant's wife, whom he is finally commissioned to paint. Her name is Lisa, and she becomes his muse. Leonardo despises Michelangelo for his youth and lack of sophistication. Michelangelo both loathes and worships Leonardo's genius."-- Page 4 of cover.
    • ISBN:
      9781628729061
      1628729066
    • Accession Number:
      on1046989904
      1046989904
    • Accession Number:
      fay.581181
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      STOREY, S. Oil and marble : a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo. [s.l.] : Arcade Publishing, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 14 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Storey S. Oil and Marble : A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Arcade Publishing; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.581181. Accessed November 14, 2019.
    • APA:
      Storey, S. (2018). Oil and marble : a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Arcade Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.581181
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Storey, Stephanie. 2018. Oil and Marble : A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Arcade Publishing. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.581181.
    • Harvard:
      Storey, S. (2018) Oil and marble : a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Arcade Publishing. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.581181 (Accessed: 14 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Storey, S 2018, Oil and marble : a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo, Arcade Publishing, viewed 14 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Storey, Stephanie. Oil and Marble : A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Arcade Publishing, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.581181.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Storey, Stephanie. Oil and Marble : A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Arcade Publishing, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.581181.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Storey S. Oil and marble : a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo [Internet]. Arcade Publishing; 2018 [cited 2019 Nov 14]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.581181

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2016 February #2

In her first novel, Storey creates an imaginative tale of two of the greatest artists the world has ever known. Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence from 1501 to1505. During that time, Leonardo was at the height of his career, while Michelangelo had not quite made a name for himself. The narrative shifts back and forth from one artist to the other in a powerful dual character study set against a rich backdrop of the sights and sounds of Renaissance Italy. These two titans of art are brought to life in exquisite detail, and the story of their passion, pride, and artistic rivalry ends with the creation of two of the world's most iconic art works, Leonardo's Mona Lisa and Michelangelo's David. The artistic process can be one of self-doubt, struggle, and sheer physical exertion, and Storey depicts the drama here with truth and insight. A rewarding read for art aficionados and fans of historical fiction. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.