A Renaissance Artist

The Story of Michelangelo

His Life...

  • Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Italy.
  • He lived during the 15th and 16th centuries.
  • Michelangelo spent a lot of his life in Florence.
  • He was an artists apprentice under Ghirlandajo for a year.
  • Michelangelo worked in several different cities during his life.

The Works...

  • Michelangelo was able to do a lot of his work because of his patrons, including the Medici family.
  • One of his most famous works is the painting of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Michelangelo did not do only painting though, he did sculptures and architecture also.
  • A work of architecture designed by Michelangelo were the Medici Chapel, a tomb chapel designed for two, young Medici dukes.
  • One of his most famous works as a sculpture was David, a marble statue for a cathedral.

The Sistine Chapel

  • Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in 1508.
  • He was commissioned by Pope Julius.
  • This piece is so significant because Michelangelo changed the traditional format for ceiling painting.
  • He set the standard for dramatic scenes in the future with this piece.
  • I find this piece so interesting because I know it must have taken a while to paint and it is so elaborate and complicated.
  • This piece does not represent any of the "ism's" very well because it has a lot to do with religion.

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