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La Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Hope Within The Inferno Of A Tormented Man's Mind, Alyssa Grace James Jan 2015

La Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Hope Within The Inferno Of A Tormented Man's Mind, Alyssa Grace James

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Michelangelo Buonarroti is an immediately striking figure within history. His talent seemingly had no end, as he stretched from sculpture to architecture and everything in between. The works he created were beautiful and captivating, capturing the imagination of his contemporaries and modern viewers alike. However, the desire to simply label him as a genius is a gross underrepresentation of this human. Manifold influences contributed to his achievements, and he cannot be fully appreciated until these underlying influences are understood.

This thesis began in response to a question that arose the first time I viewed the Laurentian Library. I noticed the ...