Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

Volume 4 -- Eminent Painters

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Author: Elbert Hubbard
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,284 / 212 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.8
LoC Category: CT
Series: Little Journeys
Downloads: 529
Added to site: 2006.04.05
mnybks.net#: 13348
Genres: History, Biography

Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Rubens, Meissonier, Titian, Anthony Van Dyck, Fortuny, Ary Scheffer, Francois Millet, Joshua Reynolds, Landseer, Gustave Dore

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n the gardens, and summoning Michelangelo, ordered him to make a snow image for the amusement of the guests, just as Piero at other times had a dog jump through a hoop.

"What shall it be?" asked Michelangelo.

"Oh, anything you please," replied Piero; "only don't keep us waiting here in the cold all day!"

Young Angelo cast one proud look of contempt toward the group and set to work making a statue. In ten minutes he had formed a satyr that bore such a close resemblance to Piero that the guests roared with laughter. "That will do," called Piero; "like Deity, you make things in your own image." Some of the company tossed silver coin at the young man, but he let the money lie where it fell.

Michel at this time was applying himself to the study of anatomy, and giving his attention to literature under the tutorship of the famous poet and scholar, Poliziano, who resided at the court.

So filled was the young man's mind with his work that he was blind to the discontent arising in the

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