All posts tagged: The Agony and the Ecstasy

Not a book review

Happy Friday! 🙂 Finally, I finished the book, The Agony and The Ecstasy, written by Irving Stone. It’s a book of Michelangelo’s life story. It is a bit old since it was first published in 1958. However, a good book never gets old. This book took me the longest period to read, almost a month. Part of the reason was that I have been very busy for the past few weeks. I only had a little bit of time to read before bed time. Other than that, I found myself stopping in the middle of the reading very often, just chewing on the words, imagining the scene, and digesting the emotion. If you are interested in Michelangelo’s art and the story behind it, it is a book for you. I wish I had read it before we visited Florence and Rome. I have learned a lot from the book, the story behind his famous David, the way he learned the anatomy, his involvement in politics and popes, and so much more. Michelangelo is not just an artist. He …