Michelangelo and Statue of David

By Robbie Tung

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About Michelangelo

  • Was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Italy
  • He spent most of their life in Florence
  • He studied grammar at age 7
  • Became an apprentice artist to Davide at age 13
  • Went to Rome at age 21
  • He created Paintings and Sculptures like the Statue of David
  • His patron was the Davide
  • Two "isms" that go with Michelangelo would be Humanism and Secularism because he was was focused on skills, talents, and learning/progress

Citation and Paraphrase

"Michelangelo considered by some art scholars to be greatest sculptor and draftsman of all time, was one of the leading figures of the Italian Renaissance" ("Michelangelo Buonarroti." Authors and Artists for Youth Adults. Vol. 43. Detroit: Gale, 2002. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 29 Feb. 2013.)

Michelangelo was one of the greatest artists throughout history, and the one of many most sought after craftsman during his time. ("Michelangelo Buonarroti.")

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About the Statue of David

  • It was finished in 1504
  • It is currently located in a museum at Florence, Italy
  • It is made out of marble and statue is naked
  • The first free standing nude statue during the Renaissance

The "ism" this piece of art goes with

It goes with Humanism because it shows human form.