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Michelangelo: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Episode 3 of 4

Michelangelo is a controversial giant of the Renaissance. Art historian Sona Datta explores six decades of BBC archive to discover how TV has influenced our understanding of him.

Michelangelo was not merely a giant of the Renaissance. He was also one of the era’s most controversial personalities. Art historian Sona Datta explores six decades of BBC archive to discover how TV has influenced our understanding of him.

Sona reveals how TV has tried to reconcile Michelangelo’s art with his difficult personality, bringing to life the story of a man who rose from humble beginnings to become the favoured artist of the rich and powerful. He left us with work that was both iconic and divine, but his bitter, jealous temperament earned him more than a few enemies.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Sona Datta
Interviewed Guest Dorigen Caldwell
Interviewed Guest Rosa Goodman
Interviewed Guest Leslie Primo
Production Manager Judy Wilson
Executive Producer Emma Parkins
Executive Producer Ed Stobart
Director David Starkey

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