Get this from a library love sonnets and madrigals to tommaso decavalieri michelangelo buonarroti michael sullivan the genius of michelangelo as architect sculptor and painter was recognised by his european contemporaries only recently has he been acknowledged as the greatest italian lyric poet of his . From the time he was thirty he wrote verse all his long life but what turned him into a great poet was his encounter at the age of fifty seven with tommaso decavalieri a young roman nobleman the versions given here are of the sonnets and madrigals generated by his love for cavalieri whether that love was ever physical is debatable. The poems of this dual language collection were inspired by michelangelos close friendship with tommaso decavalieri a young roman nobleman whom michelangelo met when he was fifty seven and decavalieri was twenty one the friendship that followed was enduring with the letters and poems . Love sonnets madrigals to tommaso decavalieri by michelangelo buonarroti michael sullivan editor starting at 149 love sonnets madrigals to tommaso decavalieri by michelangelo buonarroti michael sullivan love sonnets and madrigals to tommaso decavalieri by michelangelo 1997 10 30 text in english italian. Get this from a library love sonnets and madrigals to tommaso decavalieri michelangelo buonarroti nearly all michael angelos sonnets express personal feelings and by far the greater number of them were composed after his sixtieth year to whom they were addressed we only know in a few
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