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The Resource Michelangelo's Christian mysticism : spirituality, poetry, and art in sixteenth-century Italy, Sarah Rolfe Prodan, University of Toronto, (electronic resource)

Michelangelo's Christian mysticism : spirituality, poetry, and art in sixteenth-century Italy, Sarah Rolfe Prodan, University of Toronto, (electronic resource)

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Michelangelo's Christian mysticism : spirituality, poetry, and art in sixteenth-century Italy
Title
Michelangelo's Christian mysticism
Title remainder
spirituality, poetry, and art in sixteenth-century Italy
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Rolfe Prodan, University of Toronto
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Sarah Rolfe Prodan examines the spiritual poetry of Michelangelo in light of three contexts: the Catholic Reformation movement, Renaissance Augustinianism, and the tradition of Italian religious devotion. Prodan combines a literary, historical, and biographical approach to analyze the mystical constructs and conceits in Michelangelo's poems, thereby deepening our understanding of the artist's spiritual life in the context of Catholic Reform in the mid-sixteenth century. Prodan also demonstrates how Michelangelo's poetry is part of an Augustinian tradition that emphasizes mystical and moral evolution of the self. Examining such elements of early modern devotion as prayer, lauda singing, and the contemplation of religious images, Prodan provides a unique perspective on the subtleties of Michelangelo's approach to life and to art. Throughout, Prodan argues that Michelangelo's art can be more deeply understood when considered together with his poetry, which points to a spirituality that deeply informed all of his production
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UkCbUP
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1978-
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Prodan, Sarah Rolfe
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Christian poetry, Italian
  • Mysticism in literature
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Michelangelo's Christian mysticism : spirituality, poetry, and art in sixteenth-century Italy, Sarah Rolfe Prodan, University of Toronto, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Introduction -- PART I: MICHAELANGELO AND RENAISSANCE AUGUSTINIANISM -- "The Sea, the Mountain, and the Fire with the Sword": An Augustinian Pilgrimage? -- "The Sea": The Vicissitudes of Inordinate Love, or Hell as Habit -- "The Mountain": Acedia and the Mind's Preseumption to Ascend -- "The Fire with the Sword": Grace and Divine Presence -- Conclusion -- PART II: MICHAELANGELO AND VITERBAN SPIRITUALITY -- The Benefit of Christ -- The Action of the Spirit -- Michaelangelo's Viterban Poetics -- Aesthetics, Reform, and Viterban Sociability -- Conclusion
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ssib025090213
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 251 pages)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107338944
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib025090213
Label
Michelangelo's Christian mysticism : spirituality, poetry, and art in sixteenth-century Italy, Sarah Rolfe Prodan, University of Toronto, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Contents
Introduction -- PART I: MICHAELANGELO AND RENAISSANCE AUGUSTINIANISM -- "The Sea, the Mountain, and the Fire with the Sword": An Augustinian Pilgrimage? -- "The Sea": The Vicissitudes of Inordinate Love, or Hell as Habit -- "The Mountain": Acedia and the Mind's Preseumption to Ascend -- "The Fire with the Sword": Grace and Divine Presence -- Conclusion -- PART II: MICHAELANGELO AND VITERBAN SPIRITUALITY -- The Benefit of Christ -- The Action of the Spirit -- Michaelangelo's Viterban Poetics -- Aesthetics, Reform, and Viterban Sociability -- Conclusion
Control code
ssib025090213
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 251 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107338944
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib025090213

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