48 / CHRONICLESnof grime, is flatly contradicted by artchroniclernnumber one, Giorgio Vasari,nthe painter's contemporary. Whennin Rome, Vasari writes, Michelangelonpainted every day, rain or shine, inngreat discomfort from constantly lookingnup. He remained on his 60-foothighnscaffolding night or day, eatingnand sleeping there, "but in the ardor ofnlabor he felt no . . .

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