By Jon Taylor Ferrelli/O'Connell R1/S1

Michelangelo Biography

Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Italy. He spent most of his life in and around Florence and went to grammar school as a child. Michelangelo traveled around Italy, looking for jobs to paint and carve sculptures. Michelangelo's works include the Sistine Chapel and David. His patrons were the Medicis.

Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel was one of Michelangelo's greatest works because of the difficulty of it. He painted upside down on a ceiling for almost four years. I find this piece amazing because it is still in use today as the primary place where the new Pope is voted for.

Sistine Chapel, Painted in 1508

Michelangelo represents Humanism because of how he painted David, portraying a human

"In 1508, Julius commissioned Michelangelo to decorate the ceiling of the chief Vatican chapel, the Sistine." (Encyclopedia Of World Biography 2)

Michelangelo's Design

Michelangelo painted hundreds of figures using an original framing system designed by himself. Michelangelo attached planes to the ceiling in order to make the figures look rational on the ground. (Encyclopedia of World Biography 3)

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