A Journey into Michelangelo's Rome works well on many different levels. For me it was an introduction to the life and works of Michelangelo as I don't know much about art history. It was interesting to read about the changing tastes in art during Michelangelo's life time, for example how the classical nude changed from portraying the purity of soul and morality to being perceived as something to corrupt the mind and requiring the addition of strategically placed draping.
I was amazed to read that the star patterned pavements of the Piazza del Campidoglio. to me one of the defining features of the square, designed by Michelangelo, was only constructed in 1940. I thought of Michelangelo as painter and sculptor but didn't realise he had such architectural abilities. It's fascinating to read about the life of Michelangelo, how he appeared to financially support his entire family, his choice of friends and his loyalty to employees.
Causes Angela Nickerson Supports
St. John's Shelter Program for Women and Children St. Jude Children's Research Hospital