THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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THELMA Book Club

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October 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
2019-10-07T19:00:00-05:00
2019-10-07T20:45:00-05:00
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club! We are reading Michelangelo: The Artist, the Man and his Times by William E. Wallace.
You don’t have to finish the book, or even have read it, to attend! Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public! Members are responsible to get their own books. You may purchase a book HERE.
 
Led by Amy Manion, join us for our next meeting October 7 at 7 pm. We meet the first Monday of the month.
 
Cash bar available.
 

Michelangelo is universally recognized to be one of the greatest artists of all time. In this vividly written biography, William E. Wallace offers a substantially new view of the artist. Not only a supremely gifted sculptor, painter, architect, and poet, Michelangelo was also an aristocrat who firmly believed in the ancient and noble origins of his family. The belief in his patrician status fueled his lifelong ambition to improve his family’s financial situation and to raise the social standing of artists. Michelangelo’s ambitions are evident in his writing, dress, and comportment, as well as in his ability to befriend, influence, and occasionally say “no” to popes, kings, and princes. Written from the words of Michelangelo and his contemporaries, this biography not only tells his own stories but also brings to life the culture and society of Renaissance Florence and Rome. Not since Irving Stone’s novel The Agony and the Ecstasy has there been such a compelling and human portrayal of this remarkable yet credible human individual.

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