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Everson Art Book Club


Free, 6:30–7:30pm
August 3: Michelangelo & the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King
Pre-registration required to receive zoom link, please register through the library system

August 3 Session
Michelangelo & the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King
When the powerful and willful Pope Julius II wanted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel covered with frescoes, he had any number of great artists to choose from. The 29-year-old Michelangelo, coming off the recent triumph of his colossal sculpture of David, was already at work on Julius’s massive (and never to be fully realized) tomb. The much-sought-after sculptor had little experience as a painter and even less in the demanding medium of fresco. The author masterfully details the epic struggle between Michelangelo as egotistical genius and Julius as brilliant manipulator, descriptions that can easily be reversed.

How to get the books:
These books are available from the OCPL catalog.

If you are willing and able to support the author, copies can be purchased from: Amazon, iTunes: Book or Audiobook, and wherever fine books are sold.

Registration Required. Zoom meeting information will be emailed to registrants on the day of the event. This event is moderated.