Michelangelo Buonarroti

A Man of Many Talents-By Alex Mullen


  • Born on March 16, 1475 in Caprese, Italy
  • Michelangelo spent most of his life in Florence, Italy where many of his projects were created
  • Learned much of his artistic knowledge from Ghirlandaio, the painter, when he was appenticed under him. Then learned most of his other knowledge from the Medici family
  • He lived a humble life style, even though he was very wealthy, and was never married
  • Michelangelo's talents were in many different parts of art he made poems, sculptures, agriculture, and paintings.
  • He made such work as the sistine chapel ceiling, "David", and "Doni Madonna"
  • His some of his many patrons were the Medici, and 9 popes such as Clement VII and LeoX

The David

Sculpture created by Michelangelo, The piece was created from 1501 to 1504, this piece shows how skillful Michelangelo was because he made many iconic pieces in not just painting but in sculpting as well.
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The Sistine Chapel

  • This piece is called the Sistine Chapel ceiling
  • It was created by Michelangelo from 1508-1512
  • The significance of the piece is that the ceiling is the most famous artistic piece by Michelangelo and is the ceiling of one of the most famous christian buildings in the world.
  • The reason I am so interested on this piece is because it is such an amazing work of art that looks like nothing else I've ever seen, because of how colorful it is and how well it goes together.
  • Capitalism- capitalism was involved with the Sistine chapel ceiling because Michelangelo was paid by Pope Julius II showing patronage in the renaissance, and the project was stalled many times because of Michelangelo not being paid.
  • Humanism- Michelangelo shows humanism in much of his work in showing the beauty of man and in how breath taking his work is shows how skillful man is.


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