THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY: A BIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL OF MICHELANGELO
Not a romance novel—at least not by modern standards—this book is a biographical novel of Michelangelo. This book was made possible by Irvin Stone’s incredible amount of research and poring through translations from journals and various sources. The novel itself if a fairly accurate depiction of Michelangelo’s life that you don’t get in any art history class. This book captures the most extreme of the creative process. Michelangelo was a slave to his uncompromising pursuit to create the greatest art the world has ever seen. He would dream up commissions that would be nearly impossible to complete in one lifetime by any other artists. Anyone involved in the creative process in any way, or anyone interested in art history, would benefit from this book.