Michelangelo Buonarroti

Renaissance Artist

The Beggining

Michelangelo born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Italy. He spent the majority of his life in Florence, Rome and Europe, the most dynamic and sophisticated city. Michelangelo was a leading figure of the Italian Renaissance.

How Michelangelo got Started

While in Rome, he studied anatomy for 3 years, and was a sculpter, architect and a painter. He attended a sculpture work shop that was led by a man named Lorenzo Medici. Michelangelo was one of the greatest sculptures, he lived in a palace with Medici until he moved back with his sculptures. He was known for series of frescos executed on ceiling of Sistine Chapel. He made majestic achievements. Michelangelo did not become a Renaissance artist all by himself, he had a patron, who also happened to be the teacher of the sculpting class he attended. Lorenzo Medici helped Michelangelo get started with his career.

Michelangelo's Work

One of Michelangelo's very first sculpture's was called David. Sculpted in 1504, and became the symbol of Florence glorious political heritage. The sculpture David used to be placed in front of the city hall in Florence but it is now displayed in the city's academia. This piece of art was all about redefying and redeveloping the Gorbals generation. What I find so interesting about this art piece is the amount of small detail put into it. The wrinkles in the facial expression are sculpted absolutely perfect. This beautiful well crafted piece of art represents humanism. It shows a life-size human, the strengths and the weaknesses, the small details that show in reality. Imagery and what reality was in this time period.


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