Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

1499 - The Pieta1504 - The David 1512 - The Sistine Chapel celling 1512 - The Creation of Adam1515 - Moses1541 - The Last Judgement

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1475, March 6: Michelangelo is born in Caprese, Italy.1487: Became an apprentice to the painter Domenico Gniriadaio1490-92: Worked in the Medici Household1594-95: Worked in Bologna1495: Returned to Florence and carved St. John 1496-1501: Moved to Rome. He carved the Bacchus and the Pieta1504: Completed the David1508-1512: Painted the ceiling of the Cistine Chapel in Rome1515-1534: Carved the Tombs for the Medici family and designed the Medici Chapel in Florence 1524: Commissioned to design the Laurentian at San Lorenzo 1545-1550: Worked on the Pauline Chapel Fresco (Fresco: Painting/Mural on wet plaster)1555: Completed the Pieta in Florence1564, February 18: Died in his sleep. The Pope wanted to have him buried in St. Peter's, But Michelangelo’s nephew (his heir) takes his body back to Florence were it was buried in Sana Croce. Over 100 artist attended his funeral.

~ Michelangelo is recognized as the greatest artist the city of Florence has ever produced and one of the most important Italian artists of the renaissance~ He is also known as the "divine one"~Michelangelo has also influenced generations of artists and poets

Statue of David - A larger than life size marble sculpture of Davis frome the story David and Goliath.- Michalangelo started the statue in 1501 ended in 1504- Started working on The David in his hometown of Savonarola in FlorenceSistine Chapel-A painting on the celling of a chapel, that is of scenes from the Bible - Started in 1508-1512 Michalangelo painted the Chapel while lying down on his back on a wooden scaffold or standing up and reaching over his head.- 1st person to use a new concept of fresco painting (to paint on wet plaster) to complete the scene on an overhead space - Painted 9 scenes from the Bible Tomb of Lorenzo Medici- Carved in marble and includes 3 detailed statues - Built in Florence's San Lorenzo Church - Statue represents Dawn and Dusk - Michalangelo left the statue unfinished when he returned to Rome in 1534Campidoglio Buildings- Not only was Michalangelo a painter and a sculpter he was also an arcitect. He designed the Campidoglio Buildings in Rome.- The reside on top of Capitoline Hill in Rome, Itially- He didn't start till 1550 and finished a decade laterThe Pieta- The marble statue shows the Virgin Mary cradiling the dead body of her son Jesus.- Designed in a classic triangle shape- It is the only marble sculpture that Michalangelo ever signed.

- Michelangelo carved the folds in the fabric with deep groves to show light and shadow. - The body of Jesus is sculpted in prefect. Proportion which makes it look lifelike and real.- Jesus' body shows details such as muscles and the rib cage.- The Virgin Mary has an expression on her face which shows a loving mother. This makes viewers an emotional response.




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Famouse Quotes

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."~ Michalngelo"A man paints with his brains and not with his hands."~ Michalngelo"Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come."~ Michalngelo

1452- Madonna of the Stairs1497- Bacchus1499- La Pieta1504- The David1506- Domi Tondo1512- The Sistine Chapel1515- Moses1541- The Last Judgement


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