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This page includes primary sources for vernacular literature other than Petrarch, Dante, and Boccacio
Poetry of Michelangelo
Call Number: BAV MSS MICROFILM 647
Publication Date: ca. 1534-63
Found in Pius Special Collections Vatican Film Library.
A collection of autograph poems, as well as sketches by Michelangelo.
Vat. lat. 3211 fol. 88r detail
Michelangelo: A Life on Paper by
"This sumptuous volume brings together more than two hundred stunning, museum-quality reproductions of Michelangelo's most private papers, many in color. Accompanying them is Leonard Barkan's vivid narrative, which explains the important role the written word played in the artist's monumental public output... this book provides a rare and intimate look at how Michelangelo's artistic genius expressed itself in words as well as pictures."
Includes a chapter on Vat.lat. 3211
The Poetry of Michelangelo by
Call Number: PQ4615.B6 A265 1991
Publication Date: 1991-03-27
During his career, Michelangelo produced not only works of painting, sculpture, and architecture but also over 300 sonnets, madrigals and other poems. The poems are not the product of a highly accomplished hand, but they are invaluable for what they reveal of the artist's innermost feelings about such universal themes as love, death, and redemption and also about more mundane matters, such as the tribulations of painting on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.