Painters: Background and History of Michelangelo and Vincent van Gogh, Kelly Mass
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Painters: Background and History of Michelangelo and Vincent van Gogh

Author: Kelly Mass

Narrator: Chris Newman

Unabridged: 2 hr 24 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Findaway Voices

Published: 01/27/2022

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Artists, Architects, Photographers


This is a compilation of 2 different titles, which are about the following topics:

1: There is no doubt that Michelangelo is one of the most influential artists of all time, together with some other Renaissance geniuses such as Leonardo and Rafael. Michelangelo had a vision, a dream, and the talent to carry out those imaginations. His life, in our perspective, is a compilation of great works of art, architecture, sculptures, paintings, and intricate movements, contrast, colors, and anatomy of the human body. Religious and thematic symbolism are intertwined in his frescos and structures. Each year, millions of tourists admire his works.


Let us learn more about this great artist: What he went through, what he had to put up with, the processes of his artwork, and his own convictions and philosophies that kept him moving forward.

2: Vincent van Gogh is undoubtedly one of the most influential painters of the end of the 19th century. His style was unique in that he used all types of colors in a painting that didn’t show those colors in reality and somehow, he still made it work and look like an actual shape. Different from other impressionistic artists, he developed his still lifes, his portraits, and other beautiful paintings.


An entire museum in Amsterdam is dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh. And even though his name is famous now, his life was tough, and he faced many fears, worries, and inner demons. Van Gogh was depressed. According to the narrative, he cut off his own ear, and eventually, he committed suicide at the age of 37. The sad reality that this artist’s success wasn’t evident during his life but only after his death, doesn’t change the fact that he is, nevertheless, a grand success. If only he were alive to see it.


Let’s discuss the circumstances under which this Dutch painter lived, and what moved him to go into the direction in which he did.


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