88 years

Background Information

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born on March 6, 1475, in Caprese Italy. When he was young he liked to watch painters at nearby churches and paint what he saw. At the age of 13 he became an apprentice at the Florentine painters workshop. After a year he moved into the palace of Florentine ruler Lorenzo the Magnificent, of the Medici family, to study classical sculpture in the Medici garden. After Lorenzo the Magnificents death he fled to Bologna to study, then returned to Florence to begin work as a sculptor. It was those events that turned him into the artist that we know today. Michelangelo had an amazing career in the Italian Renaissance. He was a painter, sculptor, architect and poet. Two if his most famous sculptures were David and Pieta. After an illness Michelangelo died on February 18th, 1564 at his home in Rome. He actually had the opportunity to experience wealth and fame during his lifetime. He died being known as "father and master of all the arts".

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Holy Family

This is one of my favorite paintings by Michelangelo because of all the detail he put into it. From the designs on the frame to the creases in cloth it is an extremely detailed painting. It also had depth with the people in the background.