Sistine Chapel Ceiling
One of Michelangelo's greatest piece of work
Background info on Michelangelo
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni commonly known as Michelangelo was born in Caprese, Italy on March 06, 1475. Was raised in Florence, Italy. Lorenzo de' Medici was his mentor during this time Michelangelo also went to grammar school but left to go live with Lorenzo. He spent most of his time working on his art and did not spend a lot of time socialising. He has painted and sculpted many pieces of art he also has made a lot of buildings his most famous pieces are the sculpture of David, the pietà, the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and New Sacristy (Medici Chapel). He had several patrons or people that helped him they were his family, the Medici, and several high ranking government officials. Michelangelo’s works did not show a lot of humanism because he did a lot of work in and with the churches. He could be considered capitalist because he was very wealthy and was connected with very high people and could control the trade and could choose what jobs he wanted to do.
Sistine Chapel ceiling
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