William E. Wallace, The Great Courses – Genius of Michelangelo


How much do we really know about Michelangelo? Conflicting viewpoints and much confusion surround many aspects of the Renaissance artist’s life and art; myth and legend so envelop him that he sometimes seems more like a caricature than a complete human being. Despite a familiarity with some of his works, aspects of Michelangelo’s art and life remain open to interpretation.

In The Genius of Michelangelo, internationally recognized Michelangelo expert and award-winning Professor of Art History William E. Wallace gives you a comprehensive perspective on one of history’s greatest artists, unavailable in any other course. Drawing on a vast command of artistic knowledge and period detail, these 36 intellectually rewarding and dazzling lectures explore the relationship between truth and legend to reveal a groundbreaking new picture of Michelangelo as an artist, a businessman, an aristocrat, and a genius.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Author: William E. Wallace, The Great Courses
Narrator: William E. Wallace
Duration: 17 hours 56 minutes
Released: 19 Mar 2004
Publisher: The Great Courses
Language: English

User Review:

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I loved I Dream of Jeannie, so this was a natural for me. Plus our names were the same (Barbara Jean). Great Read and Loved her narration. Hope she writes more while she’s still around.