The Divine Michelangelo

The Divine Michelangelo

2004, Art and Artists  -  Playlist 32 Comments
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The Divine MichelangeloTo produce one of the world's great masterpieces is impressive. To create three is truly astonishing - but this is exactly what Michelangelo did five hundred years ago. With his own hands he designed and created the most famous sculpture in the world - the David; the most awe-inspiring painting - the ceiling of the Sistine chapel; and one of the world's greatest buildings - the dome of St Peter's, the jewel in the crown of the Roman skyline.

In the year that the David celebrates its 500th anniversary, BBC ONE brings to life the story of one of the most gifted, and tempestuous, artists in history. From a traumatic childhood, Michelangelo rose to the heady heights of artistic genius as sculptor, painter, architect and poet.

His work is on such a scale, of such awesome power and breathtaking beauty, that for centuries people couldn't believe it was created by a mortal. Michelangelo's extraordinary life spanned almost 90 years from 1475 to 1564. He was a complex character: at times bad-tempered and paranoid, at others generous and affectionate.

His passion for art, for beauty and for God was his driving force throughout his life. (Excerpt from bbc.co.uk)

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jaycross100
jaycross100
11 years ago

i heard he was really married to queen victoria

asdel1
asdel1
11 years ago

a pathetic effort unworthy of bbc. terrible treatment of a great subject.

porichkid
porichkid
11 years ago

very good documentary all should see

zzdown62
zzdown62
12 years ago

captures your attention from the get-go

aaangie123
aaangie123
12 years ago

excellent,
oh to have a fraction of his talent..

omega man
omega man
13 years ago

Goes to show how powerful the gay man is. Not to be feared but revered :) I am not gay but most gay men are more sane then most strait men I know.

sd
sd
13 years ago

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angus
angus
13 years ago

leonardo was better than this douche

Tom
Tom
13 years ago

Hello Everybody! Are there any documentaries related to architecture?

Ian
Ian
13 years ago

wtf, why is everyone gay? like im not neccesarily a homophobe, but Da Vinci AND Michelangelo... is there some kind of psycological link between being gay and being a great artist?

Olu
Olu
13 years ago

I am still amazed at the greater importance associated with Da Vinci as an artist than with Michelangelo. In my own assessment, Michelangelo was a greater artist all around, might not have been a greater statesman.

robe33
robe33
14 years ago

Vlatko, Thanks for trying .

Yavanna
Yavanna
14 years ago

Pretty good doc overall. One can but wonder what this super genius could achieve if alive today. He would be recognised early in life, funded and free from medieval constraints.

Yavanna
Yavanna
14 years ago

I`ll have to watch it properly now. I want to find out the significance of Leyton Station as per the still pic above. I was born 2 miles from it and walked through those doors daily for two years to go to my dreary city job!

Yavanna
Yavanna
14 years ago

anyway I posted google video links for quality sound versions with dodgy subtitles - it awaits moderation from one of Vs slacker subordinates.

Achems Razor
Achems Razor
14 years ago

Darn, you are right!

I wasn't thinking. But you can only do that on youtube.

Yavanna
Yavanna
14 years ago

But then V don't earn millions from revenue :(

Achems Razor
Achems Razor
14 years ago

Right click on the video, and than left click on "watch on youtube"
Goes onto high def.

Yavanna
Yavanna
14 years ago

Actually sound goes to ratshit about half way through - this info in YT side bar:

Poor audio quality? Simply use the links below to watch the videos in high-quality. Alternatively, add "&fmt=18" to the end of the video's URL (web address). This is the manual way of loading the high-quality version. Note that the same applies to all YouTube videos: adding that extra bit of code to the end of the URL plays back the video in high-quality!

Maybe this doc needs to be replicated in TDF TY site for a better playlist to include these codes....

Yavanna
Yavanna
14 years ago

sounds seems fine for me

robe33
robe33
14 years ago

I was able to see up to chapter 4, the sound has not yet been corrected. I will try another day.

Alfred
Alfred
14 years ago

Very nice doc. that gives both perspectives of the artist and his works... if something can be done with sound please do so...

Sonia
Sonia
14 years ago

Some thing is wrong with the sounds.
please do some thing, I love to see this doc film.
thanks,