Michelangelo

1475-1564 by Chris Francis

Michelangelo's life

  • Born on march 6, 1475 in Caprese Michelangelo, italy

  • - Spent most of his life in Rome
  • His father sent him to school to be a scholar, but later studied art.
  • he was an engineer, sculptor, painter, poet ,and architect.
  • his patrons were Lorenzo de' Midici Pope Julius II, Pope Clement VII
  • he studied under Domenico Ghirlandaio

Equestrian statue of Emporer Marcus Aurelius

  • created in 168-180 CE
  • you can see this piece in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome
  • bronze statuary technique was used to create it
  • this sculpture shows Humanism because it focuses on Marcus Aurelius
  • it is a large greenish statue of an man riding a horse
  • I found this sculpture interesting because my parents went to Rome and saw this statue in person