Michelangelo Buonarroti

By: Bailey Jamieson

Biography

Birthplace

Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6th, 1475, at Caprese Village in Tuscany, Italy.


Youth

Michelangelo spent most of his days in Florence, Italy. Early painting began when Michelangelo angered his father when he enrolled in a painting workshop taught by the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. He then went to sculpture school in the Medici Gardens. Also, Michelangelo studied human anatomy, which is why all his sculptures and paintings had real human-like looks to them.


Art

Michelangelo was an artist, sculptor, and architect. Some examples are The Denial Of Saint Peter (painting), Rebellious Slave (sculpture), Basilica di San Pietro (architecture). He was a patron of the Medici's. Michelangelo was a humanist, as he painted and sculpted humans. He was also linked to individualism; his paintings were one of a kind.


Piece Of Art

Doni Madonna (Doni Tondo)

The Doni Tondo was created in 1504. It is located in the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, Italy. Significant things about this piece were that it "emphasized impressiveness of the sacred figures"(http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/m/michelan/2paintin/1doniton.html). The way that Michelangelo showed the twisting of limbs in sculptures were added in this painting. This piece is actually very significant. It is colorful, and detailed. The way Michelangelo drew humans was very interesting. This painting shows humanism, because the people in the painting look so real. I find this piece interesting because it is very colorful. That is the first thing that stuck out to me when I first saw this painting. It also is very detailed, this would take a long time to make. You can see the painting in HD here:http://library.artstor.org/library/iv2.html?parent=true


Work Cited

http://library.artstor.org/library/iv2.html?parent=true


http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/m/michelan/2paintin/1doniton.html


"Michelangelo Buonarroti." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.