The Last Judgement By: Michelangelo

Presentation by: James McGuire

Significance of The Last Judgement

-"Michelangelo painted The Last Judgement in 1534." (Lauer and Schlager)

-The reason this piece is so significant is because it was painted on a very large scale. It is also one of the most beautiful pieces of art ever.

-The reason I find this piece so interesting is because it is so massive, spanning across the wall behind the alter in the Sistine Chapel.

How the Last Judgement Relates to an -ism.

This massive piece by Michelangelo represents humanism all through it. It does this by showing huge painted people who are thought to be the "ideal human". This is part of humanism.

Biography of the artist, Michelangelo

-Michelangelo was brought to life in Caprese Italy on March 6, 1475. (Wilson)

-Michelangelo's training consisted of being an artist apprentice and studying the work of the Medici family very closely.

-Michelangelo's patrons were Julius II, Leo X, Clement VII, and Paul III.

Michelangelo's Life and Lifestyle

-He spent most of his life in Florence Italy.

-Michelangelo's lifestyle was simply evolved around painting and every aspect of art itself.

-Because of this, Michelangelo not only painted, yet was an extraordinary sculptor, architect, and poet too.

Works Cited: (Program did not allow me to do hanging indent)

“Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni.” Science and Its Times. Ed. Neil Schlager and Josh Lauer. Vol. 3. Detroit: Gale, 2001. Gale Biography In Context.

"Michelangelo." World Eras. Ed. Norman J. Wilson. Vol. 1 : European Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600. Detroit: Gale Group, 2001. Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 10 Jan. 2013.

How does Michelangelo Tie His Boots? Digital image. SAMSPICZKA. Sam, 2 Aug. 2012. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. <>.

The Fury of the Last Judgement. Digital image. ROME CITY APARTMENTS. Stefano, 25

May 2012. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. <>.