The Agony and the Ecstasy - Study Guide Book Seven Summary & Analysis

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Michelangelo returns to Rome to start work on Julius' tomb at the beginning of the year 1506. He learns that Bramante had convinced the Pope that Michelangelo's plans for the tomb weren't as good as Bramante's plans. The Pope agreed with Bramante. Julius still wants Michelangelo to work on his tomb, but His Holiness will not give Michelangelo permission to start any work, nor will he pay Michelangelo any money for waiting. The Pope arranges for Michelangelo to have a house in which the artist can live and work, but charges Michelangelo rent for the house.

Michelangelo works on some plans for the tomb but cannot get the Pope's approval to begin work. The artist needs to borrow money to pay for his basic bills. He learns that Bramante has won a commission to build a new St. Peter's. The new church will not have a...

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