Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling - Ross King I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would when I began. This covers the story of the years in the early 16th century when Michelangelo was commissioned to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The story obviously covers the ceiling in great detail, and gives the reader great detail into not only the Biblical stories, but also the process used to complete the actual painting. In addition, the author spends a great deal of time going through the politics and wars of the time, and Pope Julius II is covered almost as much as Michelangelo.

There were many parts that dragged for me as I do not have a truly great interest in the art world, but the book certainly helped created an appreciation for the process of creating such beautiful art. I certainly hope to visit Rome some day to view Chapel and other works of art referenced in this book.