Michelangelo Buonarroti

The Greatest Sculptor and the Draughtsman in History


Michelangelo was born in a small town in Florence Italy on March 6, 1475. He spent most of his life in a couple of places: Florence, Rome And The Vaticane. He was the apprentice to Ghirlandio in Florence when he was thirteen years old, Michelangelo also studied anatomy when he was older. He lived a normal life style, he went to school as a young boy, he was an apprentice and studied other great artists/sculptures. Michelangelo was an artist and he was the greatest sculptor and the greatest draughtsman in history. Like all the greatest sculptors, artists, architects and many more were all patronized by the Medici's, and when he was in Rome he was patronized by Jocopo Galli and Cardinal Jean de Villiers de la Grolaie.

The Statue of David

The statue was started in 1501 and completed in 1504. It was hand crafted out of one block of marble from head to tow. It was originally placed in in front of the Palazzo Vecchio but later placed in Galleria dell'Accademia. It dazzled everyone in Florence because no one had done a statue that massive in size. He was twenty six when it started and twenty nine when it was finished.

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