Renaissance Mastermind by Dan Johnson


Michelangelo was born on March 6th, 1475. He was born in Florence, Italy during the renaissance times. Michelangelo lived his life mostly in Italy. Michelangelo was an apprentice at a local studio and worked and learned there until he made his first sculpture. Michelangelo was truly a celebrity for his times because he was a great artist, a sculptor, a painter and even a poet. Michelangelo created many works of art in his lifetime but his most famous artwork is the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo's patrons were his original master that apprenticed him named Domenico Ghirlandaio.

Sistine Chapel

The name of this marvelous piece is The Sistine Chapel. This piece of art was actually painted on the ceiling and on the walls. This piece was created from the years 1508-1512. The painting of this work took a very long time and was not an easy task but is so elegant and portrays many people and scenes within itself. I find this piece so intriguing because a piece of art that takes 4 years to make is going to be an amazing piece of artwork. Michelangelo portrays greatly the idea of humanism in this piece of work because there are people and humans painted all over it creating scenes and celebrating in a way, the human body.

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