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1475 - Born in Caprese, a village near Florence1488 - Quits school and signs up for apprenticeship with Domenico Ghirlandaio's workshop1489 - Leaves workshop to study sculture under learned humanists1490-1492 - Under Lorenzo de' Medici, he becomes skilled in sculpture and painting and is introduced to new forms of thinking1494 - Lorenzo dies in 1492, and Michelangelo does a great deal of traveling during political upheaving before coming to Rome, where he sculpted the Bacchus1501-1505 - He returns to Florence. The Pieta is completed, making him famous. He carved David in 1504, and stayed there until 1505.1508-1512 - Back in Rome, he started his most famous work: Painting the Sistine Chapel. He completed it alone and now recognized as one of the best artists of that era.1564 - Death on February 18


Lasting Impact

Michelangelo had a huge impact on other artists. His works were the essence of the brilliance of the Renaissance era. Through his artworks, he showed the people at the time a new way of thinking, blending realism, intensity, and psychological insight to flow into his incredibly gifted talent.


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Born on March 6, 1475, Michelangelo was one of the leading artists during the Renaissance Era. He was renowned for his sculpture David and also for painting the inside if the Sistine Chapel. He also was known for his famously bad temper, which was probably caused by his troubled childhood. After quitting school, he spent his teenage years learning as an apprentice under various painters and sculptors. There, he met many of the leading thinkers at that time, many of whom were humanists. By that time, he was already quite extraordinarily talented in the art of sculpting and painting. David and Moses showed how Michangelo could portray expressions and emotions. To others at that time, his talent made him seem godlike.



-The PietaThis was the piece, finished when he was 24, made Michelangelo a household name. It shows Mary, mother of Jesus, holding her son tenderly in her arms. It showcased his ability to bring life to large pieces of marble.-The DavidThe David is one of the most admired scultptures of all time. It is a portrayal of idealistic male beauty and expressed the concentration and tension in the face of a young man going to war. It also reflected humanists ideas.-The Sistine ChapelHis greatest and most admired work is the painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It took him four years to complete, and he did it virtually alone. Once finished, it was instantly recognized as one of the greatest works of art of all time, and Michelangelo was known universally as the greatest living artist at that time.




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