Michelangelo. 2005. 25min. Cecrtog toKnow, VHS, $29.95. Gr. 3-5.
This video concentrates on Italiansculptor and painter Michelangelo. From theopening song, with various artists singing about art and themselves, this is a laugh-out-loud treat.
Michelangelo’s life is explored, includ ing his early days in Florence and his later years in Rome. An terms are clearly explained, and background music is catchy and varied. The animated Michelangelo speaks in a fun Italian accent, bringing ro [he screen a lot of attitude, as befitting a genius.
The artist has several verbal encounters with people from his life, and these funny exchanges provide insight into the artist and his work. The video concludes with pho tographs of significant works identified by tide and current location.
Informative and highly entertaining. -Sandy Palfrey