Rennisance artist,sculptor,and architect
Born on March 6th, 1475 in Caprese Italy
Michelangelo was born in Caprese Italy but he actually spent most of his life in Rome.
Education and training
Michelangelo was first put in grammar school by his father who wanted him to be a business man. Then he got his father to take him out and apprentice him to a painter because he wanted to be an artist not a business man. Then later on Michelangelo lived with the Medicis' for several years studying ancient medici art and creating art.
Michelangelo spent most of his life and lived most of his days creating and studying art he created things such as sculptures paintings and other art.
What did he create?
Michelangelo created many sculptures, paintings, and some architecture. He created the David, he painted the Sistine chapel ceiling, He also created Bacchus and many other works.
Michelangelo had many patrons some for example were his father who took him out of grammar school and agreed to apprentice him to a painter. The Medici family were also patrons for him they helped him with his art and he learned about their ancient work.
- The David was created in 1501-1504
- Displayed in the Academia gallery In Florence- A replica is also displayed in the Piazza della Signoria
What was so significant about this piece?
It was seventeen feet tall! The perfect design and excellent artistry made it very impressive. The enormous size of it was amazing.
Why do I find This piece So interesting?
I find the enormous size of it very cool, and just imagining what it took to create this masterpiece.
What ism does this piece of work represent?
The David represented Capitalism because it symbolized the liberty and freedom of their republican ideals in Florence.