Bill Viola / Michelangelo Softback Catalogue

In this book a selection of key works by the American video artist Bill Viola are presented alongside fourteen of Michelangelo's presentation drawings - revealing surprising parallels, this book presents a new perspective on both artists' works.

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Colour Multicolour
Dimensions 26 x 23cm
Fabric & material Paperback
SKU 02088175

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Texts by Martin Clayton examine how existential concerns - the preoccupation of many Renaissance artists, not least Michelangelo - are explored in Viola's often profoundly moving video installations, while Kira Perov provides insight into Viola's working processes.

At first glance, there may appear to be more to separate Michelangelo (1475-1564) and Bill Viola (b. 1951) than to unite them: one, the great master of the Italian Renaissance; the other, the creator of state-of-the-art immersive sound and video installations.