Renaissance Man by Jarrett Pellerin

Biographical Details

  • Born March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Italy.
  • Michelangelo spent most of his life in Rome, Italy where he had many different jobs.
  • Michelangelo's initial training was in the workshop of the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio.
  • Michelangelo's life revolved around being a sculptor, painter, architect and a poet. He was a Renaissance Man.
  • Michelangelo created many nude sculptors. Some examples are The Bucchus, and the Marble David.
  • Michelangelo's patrons were Cardinal Villiers and the Medici Family who took him in and housed him.

Work Cited: "Michelangelo." World Eras. Ed. Norman J. Wilson. Vol. 1. : European Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600. Detroit: Gale Biography In Context. Web. 13. 2013.

The Work

The Bacchus

  • This piece was created in 1496.
  • The Bacchus is located in the Bargello Museum, in Florence, Italy.
  • This piece demonstrates his study of the male nude figure and classical sources. It is a staggering body who shows drunkenness.
  • I find this piece so interesting because it shows Bacchus' lifestyle in an unstable way by standing on a small surface, and it shows what the lifestyle could of been back than, which is relaxed and calm.
  • This piece was significant because this was his first important statue, and one of the few he ever finished.
  • Humanism- Michelangelo shows humanism by portraying the individuals interests, and human ability needed to make this sculpture.

Work Cited: "Michelangelo'€™s Statue of a Drunk | The Best Artists." The Best Artists. Wordpress.com, 18 Apr. 2008. Web. 29 Jan. 2013.