By Erin Stearns

Biography Information

  • Michelangelo was born on March 06, 1475 in Caprese, Italy
  • He spent most of his life in Florentine, Italy
  • When he was 13 he bacame the apprentice of painter Domenico Ghirlandalo in Florentine and he studied sculpture from Bertoldo. ("Michelangelo")
  • He attended school but he preffered to skip for drawing lessons. he was a talented young artist, born into a time where new ideas of art were encouraged
  • The type of art that he created were paintings, drawings, sculptures and architecture. A few of his works include, Doni Tondo (a painting), Bacchus (a sculpture) and Porta Pia (architecture)
  • Some of his patrons are Julius ll, Leo X, Clement Vll, and Paul lll.

The Torment Of Saint Anthony

  • The Torment Of Saint Anthony was created between 1487 and 1488
  • Technique used was emphatic cross hatching. One of only 4 paintings of Michelangelo that still exists
  • I find this piece interesting because the demons are very colorful but viscous
  • This piece exemplifies skepticism because the old man in the painting is resisting the temptations of the demons, thus doubting their intentions
  • "This painting was created when Michelangelo was only 12 or 13 years old. He made it after he saw a similar image on an engraving that was made by Martin Schongauer."


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