By Alexander Lee
A desirable and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden international at the back of the miraculous art of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and extra
Renowned as a interval of cultural rebirth and creative innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a special charisma of good looks and brilliance. Its very identify inspires awe-inspiring pictures of an age of lofty beliefs within which lifestyles imitated the wonderful artistic endeavors for which it has turn into well-known. yet at the back of the gigantic explosion of latest paintings and tradition lurked a seamy, vicious global of strength politics, perversity, and corruption that has extra in universal with the current day than somebody dares to admit.
In this energetic and meticulously researched portrait, Renaissance student Alexander Lee illuminates the darkish and titillating contradictions that have been hidden underneath the skin of the period's best-known works of art. Rife with stories of scheming bankers, grasping politicians, sex-crazed clergymen, bloody rivalries, vicious intolerance, rampant ailment, and lives of extravagance and extra, this gripping exploration of the underbelly of Renaissance Italy indicates that, faraway from being the made from high-minded beliefs, the elegant monuments of the Renaissance have been created via unsuitable and tormented artists who lived in an ever-expanding international of inequality, darkish sexuality, bigotry, and hatred.
The grotesque Renaissance is a delightfully debauched trip in the course of the striking contradictions of Italy's prior and indicates that have been it now not for the great quantity of depravity and degradation, history's maximum masterpieces may possibly by no means have come into being.
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