Patrick Gately


  • Born on March 6th, 1475
  • born in Caprese, Italy


  • He went to grammar school when he was young
  • The he was apprenticed at the age of 13 to Domenico Ghirlandaio who was the most fashionable painter at the time.

Life of Michelangelo

  • He spent most of his life in Florence.
  • He sculpted a tomb for Pope Julius II.
  • Michelangelo was commissioned by that Pope to decorate the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
  • He was told to execute a tomb chapel for 2 young Medici dukes
  • He also wrote over 300 poems
  • he ended His life painting for Pope Paul III

Types of Art that he did

  • He did paintings, sculptures, poems, architecture
  • for example: David, and the Sistine Chapel

The Patrons

  • Giovanni and Giulio


In the photo above and is one of Michelangelo's famous sculptures called David.

  • This was created between 1501-1504.
  • You can find this piece of art in the Galleria dell'Academia the Galleria is located in Florence, Italy.
  • The significance of the piece was big back in the renaissance time because they were really focusing on the human body, the shapes of it and the detail, this concept was called humanism.

Why I Find this Piece of Art so Interesting

I find this piece of art so interesting because of the detail that the artist put into the piece of art. For example the hair and the eyes and the detail and perfection of the nose and mouth on the sculpture's face we also can't for get the ear and how well it was sculpted.

David Exemplifies Humanism

This piece of art exemplifies humanism because of the detail put on to the sculpture by the artist. The detail on the arms and the legs of the sculpture and everything being proportionate to each other was big around this time in the renaissance.

Works Cited

"Michelangelo Buonarroti." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998.Biography in Context. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.

Creator : Michelangelo

Title : David

Title : frontal view

Date : 1501-1504

Repository : Galleria dell'Accademia (Florence, Italy)

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