Michelangelesque love



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  • adj. Resembling the works of the artist Michelangelo (1475-1564), characterised by passion, exceptional technical skill, and awe-inspiring grandeur.


Michelangelo +‎ -esque (Wiktionary)


  • Can he name any "Michelangelesque" statue of the second quarter of the sixteenth century that is less "Mannerist" than this statue?


  • Michelangelesque picture in her brain: that of an old, old man with

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • “Michelangelesque!” — little Bilham completed her meaning.

    The Ambassadors

  • "Is it worth it?" asked the other, Michelangelesque on the flooded margin.

    A Room with a View

  • I am willing to admit that the conception may have been Giorgione's, although even then it would stand alone as evidence of an imagination almost Michelangelesque in its terribilita.


  • One will remember the disquieting power, the fascination in the true sense of the word, of Leonardo; the majesty, the penetration, the uncompromising realism on occasion, of Raphael; the happy mixture of the Giorgionesque, the Raphaelesque, and later on the Michelangelesque, in Sebastiano del Piombo.

    The Earlier Work of Titian

  • No. 8, the Baptism of the Gentiles, is another of his best style, and is, in the drawing of the nude figures, almost Michelangelesque in power.

    Fra Bartolommeo

  • He would be Michelangelesque, and that by sheer force of minuteness.

    Views and Reviews Essays in appreciation

  • Michelangelesque in style, and of consummate workmanship, still adorns the Duomo of Milan.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete Series I, II, and III

  • Titanic Fopp, whose limbs are Michelangelesque in length; spectacled Morosani; the little tailor Kramer, with a French horn on his knees; the puckered forehead of the Baumeister; the

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete Series I, II, and III


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