Michelangelo Buonarroti

By Nicholas Lawrence

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Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, is born in the small village of Caprese on March 6, 1475. The son of a government administrator, he grew up in Florence, a center of the early Renaissance movement .

Where the Master created his career

As a 13 year old boy Michelangelo begged his reluctant father to let him leave grammar school and become an apprentice at Domenico Ghirlandaio. He became one the most successful freso painters in Florence. After he spent most of his time painting and creation his work in Florence.

The Patrons of the boy

In 1505 Michelangelo worked for popes Julius II in the Sistine Chaple and on his tomb, 1522-34: worked on Medici monuments and library; the Rome from 1534: worked for Leo X, Clement VII and Paul III; also architect, writer of verse. Pupils: Sebastiano del Piombo, Ascanio Condivi.(http://www.biography.com/people/michelangelo-9407628)

Sistine Chaple

This is the Sistine Chaple is so important because it has some of the most important and most accurate paintings in that era of time. Also nobody has ever seen anything like it he painted on the ceiling and nobody has ever seen that before. He started painting in 1508 and he finished on 1512. I personally find this piece so amazing because the detail and the time taken to make this painting is amazing the stories behind the painting are incredible.