di Lodovico Buonnarroti Simoni
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.
The Creation of Adam
St. Peter's Basilica
Moses by Michelangelo Info
Finished by Michelangelo: 1515
Located in San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome
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.
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