Michelangelo

"A Painter Ahead of His Time"

Biography:

- Michelangelo Buonorroti was born in Caprese, Italy, a large town that is located in the thigh of leg that makes the country of Italy.

- He was born on March 16, 1475 and died on February 18, 1564 in Rome, Italy.

-Michelangelo spent most of his life in Florence, Italy with his father. His mother died when he was only six years of age. Michelangelo's father failed making a name for himself in the art world so instead "lived on the income from his land"(Michaelangelo).

- "After grammar school, Michelangelo was apprenticed at the age of 13 to Domenico Ghirlandaio, the most fashionable painter in Florence"(Michaelangelo).

-Michelangelo dedicated his life to his painting. He lived to redeem the failure created by his ancestors in the arts. As you can see he did redeem his family. His life was all about painting since the age of 13.

-Michelangelo produced many works of art that varied from poetry to architecture to paintings. He became skilled in oetry, painting, architecture, sculpting, and carving. Some of his popular pieces of art include "The Creation of Adam", "David", and his carving of "Cupid".

-Michelangelo is most famous for his painting titled "The Last Judgement" located in The Sistine Chapel in Florence, Italy.

- Although Michelangelo was very talented, he couldn't have gotten his name or works of art out without a patron. Lucky for him, The Medici family patronized Michaelangelo which helped him put his thoughts onto a canvas. The Medici Family also patronized Donatello as well as Brunelleschi.

- There are two -isms that are associated with Michelangelo and his paintings; Humanism and Secularism.

- Michelangelo shows humanism with his paintings. Rather than focus on the message trying to be said like in the Middle Ages, he focuses on the human and how realistic it is and on the human emotion. This was a new concept that shapes the modern day view on Renaissance Art.

-Also Michelangelo shows secularism (which is separating religion from what you are doing) in some of his works of art (not including "The Last Judgement" which is based on religion). In the sculpture of "David", Michelangelo bases his piece on the human in its natural form steering away from religion and more towards Humanism. This is secularism not humanism because in some paintings his bases it off of religion but this sculpture is far away from a religious view.

Piece of Work

"The Last Judegment"

- "The Last Judgement" was created by Michelangelo from 1536-1541.

- If you ever wanted to admire the marvels of "The Last Judgement" you could go to the Sistine Chapel which is located in Florence, Italy.

-"The Last Judgement" is a painting of God's judgement on humans. It shows the angels of God pulling the saved who are worthy of ternal life up to heaven and it shows the demons of the devil pulling down those that did not live a worthy life down to hell. This painting was very religious at the time.

- I find this piece interesting because it focuses on Christianity and God's judgement on humans which was not such as hot of a topic as it was in the Middle Ages. This shows how daring Michelangelo was. To make a painting that people tried to avoid thinking about. It was risky and interesting because it showed how well of a painter he thought he was. He made tis painting even though he knew thatt one painting could make or break.

- This painting was significant because it was painted on a rounf surface and it uses the techniques of light and movemment. Michelangelo was very advanced in both these techniques for his time.

- Humanism is most closely linked to this painting because it uses human expression and human movement to show what the painting is trying to tell.

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By: Nathan Ouellet