Biography of Michelangelo Buonarroti
Michelangelo was born in Caprese, Tuscany, Italy on March 6, 1475 to Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni and Francesca Miniato del Sera. When Michelangelo was 13 he was an apprentice for Ghirlandaio in Florence, Italy and spent most of his life there in Florence. He devoted his whole life to his art work, and he often created some historical pieces of art like The Dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome for important people to society, like The Pope, he worked for him for a few years. Michelangelo worked on architecture, statues and paintings. One of his most famous statues is The David and he also painted Bucchas. Michelangelo died on February 18, 1564 in Rome, Italy.
The David by Michelangelo
Michelangelo created the David in 1501-1504. This piece was very significant because it was the first free standing David statue and when Michelangelo was building it he had water constantly coming down on it, which is a different technique. This statue represents humanism because of the impecable detail in his body and the fact that he is nude. Humanism showed people that it's okay if people in paintings are nude and it influences people to study human anatomy more. This piece is intrigues me because it's amazing how such a tall heavy piece of marble can stand up straight all on it's own without any additional support. It is also very large and detailed which must have required many dedicated years of hard work.