Titaan: ’n Roman oor die lewe van Michelangelo | General Fiction
Human & Rousseau
Linking up with three of his earliest novels* about Shakespeare, Rembrandt and Beethoven, Karel Schoeman now writes about a fourth great figure in the European cultural history, the Florentine painter, sculptor and architect Michelangelo Buonarroti, creator of, amongst others, the statues of David and Moses, the Pietà, the wall- and ceiling paintings in the Sistine Chapel, and the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Schoeman portrays the life, thoughts and work of this outstanding and great artist against the background of cities like Florence and Rome, focal points of the Italian Renaissance, in a time of ecclesiastical decline and political violence, but a time also marked by unparalleled spiritual and material revival.
“With Titaan Karel Schoeman combines the two genres in which he has made so many important contributions in Afrikaans, namely the novel and historiography, and he succeeds admirably in joining these two genres in this novel.” ─ Chris van der Merwe