The novel “The Agony and The Ecstasy” changed the course of my life. I fell in love with Michelangelo, the Italian Renaissance and the lure of Italy. It lead to my becoming a professor of art history and a world traveler, leading students on 3 trips to Italy!
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Film Discussion: The Agony & the Ecstasy (Italy)
“The Agony and The Ecstasy” includes 3 of my favorite things: Michelangelo, Renaissance and Italy; this film has them all, and much more! Set in Florence and Rome, this in-depth drama of Michelangelo’s painting of the Sistine ceiling and his battle-of-wills with Pope Julius II is filled with history, drama and lots of great art.