Italian Sculptor Michelangelo

Italian Sculptor Michelangelo

Who is Michelangelo? What are they Interests

Michelangelo is an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet, who were a major affects on the evolution of Western art. He was considered as one of the most significant artist of the High Renaissance period.

Michelangelo’s full name was Michelangelo di Ludovico Buonarroti Simoni. He was born on March 6, 1475, in Italy, to Leonardo di Buonarroti Simoni. Michelangelo fathers time to time helps government jobs, and at the time was the administrator of a small town called Caprese.

He grew up in Florence. Michelangelo had great interest in drawing and later, he apprenticed under the famous painter, Domenico Ghirlandaio. He decided to pursue a career in arts.

Professional Journey with Lorenzo de Medici

Michelangelo learned the technique of making frescoes. He quit after one year, having nothing better to learn. evidently talented, he was taken under the section of the leader of the city, Lorenzo de Medici. Impressed by Michelangelo’s work, Medici household.

For two years, he lived with the royal Medici family. While there he met many famous poets and scholars. He worked on sculptures such as ‘Madonna of the steps’, and ‘Battle of the Centaurs’.
He carved three statues of saints for the church. In 1495, he began his time in Florence, he worked on two small statues, ‘St John the Baptist’ and ‘Sleeping Cupid’.

As a Great Sculptor

Michelangelo moved to Rome to work on the ‘pieta’, which was commissioned due to his ‘Bacchus’. It was one of the gems of Renaissance art. The statue showed Jesus on the lap of his mother, Mary, after Crucifixion. It was the only art that Michelangelo signed. ‘Pieta’ brought Michelangelo fame, and soon he was seen as Italy’s foremost sculptor.

He returned to Florence, but now as a famous artist. His next project was to carve a statue of ‘David’ became Michelangelo’s most popular work of art. It was seventeen feet tall and known as the largest statue made in Ancient Rome. The sculpture, considered by scholars to be nearly technically perfect, remains in Florence at the Galleria dell’Accademia.

After he completed ‘David’ he was invited beck to Rome by Pope Julius II. The Pope wanted him to design his tomb. Michelangelo was commissioned to create for him a grand tomb with 40 life-sized statues. However, the Pope ended up being a flicked patron, due to the circumstances he was in, and this led to Michelangelo leaving Rome. He still continued to intermittently work on the tomb for the next several decades.

Wonderful Project by Michelangelo’s

Another major project of Michelangelo’s was to cover the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel with his art. It took him around four years to complete the work. The twelve Apostles were planned as the theme. Traces of this project are seen in the 12 large figures that Michelangelo produced: seven prophets and five sibyls (female Prophets) found in myths. The painting was huge and included nine scenes from the Bible.

The most famous of all the scenes in which God’s hand and Adam’s hand nearly touch. This was one of the most recreated scenes in the history of art, besides the ‘Mona Lisa’. He also created the ‘Medici Chapel’ in Florence and the historical Laurentain Library at San Lorenzo’s Church.

Life Conclusion and Greatest Artist in History

In 1534, he was commissioned to paint the ‘The Last Judgment’ on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel, a project he worked on for several years. He was also a great architect. He had many talents and one of them was to design buildings.

He is a true “Renaissance Man”, of all time, just like Leonardo da Vinci. He even strengthened the architecture of the city of Florence. He soon became the chief architect of St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. He dedicated himself to architecture and poetry during his later years.
He died on February 18, 1954 at his home in Rome, at the age of 88. He was buried in Florence. Michelangelo is considered to be one of the greatest artists of all time.