Michelangelo

By: Jack Berge

Biography

Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Italy. He spent most of his life working in Rome. He studied grammar at the age of seven and often skipped to got to churches and galleries to see art. Michelangelo learned technique from Ghirlandaio and his style from pioneers of the renaissance painting. He was the second of five sons and was sent to live with a family of a stonecutter as a baby. He was very close and created art for the Medicis and Pope Jullius II. He was an architect, painter,sculptor. Two of his famous works of art were Pope Jullius II tomb, and The statue of David He often linked to humanism because he glorified the human body and skepticism because he questioned how he could improve his work. Michelangelo became one of the best architects ever.




The Work

The Creation of Adam was created in 1508-1510. You can see today it in The Sistine Capel, Vatican City, Italy. The piece is signifficant because it combined humanism with Christianity. The Creation of Adam shows humanism because it glorifies the human body and shows how man was created. I find this piece interesting because it shows the connection between humans and God.


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citations

Creator : Michelangelo
Title : Rome: Sistine Chapel: ceiling frescos: Creation of Adam
Date : 1508-1512
ARTstor : LESSING_ART_1039490527
URL : http://library.artstor.org/library/secure/ViewImages?id=%2FThWdC8hIywtPygxFTx5TnQkVnwseA%3D%3D


"Michelangelo Buonarroti." Authors and Artists for Young Adults. Vol. 43. Detroit: Gale, 2002. Biography in Context. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.