Do you plan on leaving your mark on the world?
Even as a lad, Michelangelo knew that he was destined to create despite his father's attempts to beat the notion out of him. And, indeed, he left us a great many masterpieces, in sketches, sculpture, painting, and architecture. The David, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica are perhaps his best-known accomplishments. But there are many works by Michelangelo, some in varying stages of completion, still available to us today, more than 450 years after his death.
Michelangelo is one of the most studied artists of all time. His legacy lives on through his creations.
But did you know the context in which Michelangelo worked? Did you know that his was an era riven by political strife? Did you know that he almost lost his life -- by assassination -- for his political views? Did you know that if he'd died then, he would never have had the chance to paint the Last Judgment or complete the Vatican basilica?
That is the story at the core of our Florence StoryApp Tour and the coming eBook, audio, and print book of the same name: BURIED ALIVE: THE SECRET MICHELANGELO TOOK TO HIS GRAVE, written in collaboration with renowned author Mary Hoffman.
Michelangelo is Mary's #HistoryHero, and we feature him today by giving you a peek inside the story inside the story at the heart of our tour...