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Michelangelo Bio

Born: March 06, 1475 in Caprese, Italy

Died: February 18, 1564 in Rome, Italy

Lived in Florence, Italy

Michelangelo was an apprentice to Domenico Ghirlandaio when he was 13 and Bertoldo who was an apprentice to Donatello. He was patronized by the Medici, Jacopo Galli, Cardinal Jean de Villiers de la Grolaie, and Pope Julius II. He also studied anatomy.

"In sculpture and painting alike Michelangelo's favorite subject was the male nude." (International Dictionary of Art and Artists, 1990) He was a sculptor, architect, painter, drawer, and poet.

Michelangelo worked with art his whole life. He has created more sculptures than paintings.


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Moses by Michelangelo Info

Created: 1513

Finished by Michelangelo: 1515

Completed: 1545

Located in San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome

Michelangelo created Moses from the mistranslation of The Exodus. Moses has horns on his head because the Latin Vulgate translation of "cornuta" is "horned". In The Exodus when Moses received the commandments for the second time it describes it as "And when Moses came down from the mount Sinai, he held the two tables of the testimony, and he knew not that his face was horned from the conversation of the Lord." (Moses (Michelangelo))

In 1505 the sculpture was commissioned by Pope Julius II for his tomb. It is the main feature of Pope Julius II's tomb other than the tomb itself.


Michelangelo was humanistic because he was always putting his best foot forward; he would always do his best on all his works. He always focused on his skills and most of his works were of the human.

Work Cited

"Michelangelo." International Dictionary of Art and Artists. Gale, 1990. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 30 Jan. 2013.

"Moses (Michelangelo) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2013.