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Painting by Michelangelo

MICHELANGELO
ITALY:THE GREATEST ARTIST OF RENAISSANCE
BORN: 1475 DIED: 1564


Regarded as the greatest artist of the middle ages, Michelangelo was born in Italy in the year 1475. Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci were the two greatest figures of the Renaissance towering over a host of other very skilled persons. Michelangelo wanted to be a sculptor from his childhood. At that time, it was considered necessary to know about painting before one could aspire to be a sculptor. Hence, he first studied painting and made many paintings in Florence. Impressed by his capability, the then Popeivited him to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Church. He was also an architect and perhaps hismost-celebrated achievement was the design of many principal features of St.Peter’s Cathedral in Rome especially the wonderful dome.

Michelangelo made some 350 illustrations in the Sistine Chapel. They cover 1000 square feet. It took him four years of hard work to complete the work. The paintings are still as fresh as they were in his time. Millions flock to Sistine Chapel to see and admire them even today.

Michelangelo sculpted many statues. His statue of David in Florence is considered as a valuable contribution to the world of fine arts. It is carved in marble. His statue of Moses and the door of Portapia were equally famours. His sculptures have carved from him a niche in the world. He played an important role in the development of art during renaissance period. It was because of him that Florence became a world renowned center for art.

His memory has been honoured by countries all over the world. This temperamental genious, although was highly paid for many of his commissions, continually grumbled about being short of money. He lived for 90 years, but never seemed to find peace in his mind.

Self Portrait
Self Portrait
Madonna of the Stairs. c.1490. Marble. Casa Buonarroti, Florence, Italy.
Madonna of the Stairs
Battle of the Centaurs. 1492. Low relief, marble. Casa Buonarroti, Florence, Italy
Battle of the Centaurs
Crucifix from the Santo Spirito Convent. c.1492. Polychrome wood. Casa Buonarroti, Florence, Italy
Crucifix from the Santo Spirito Convent.
Saint Proculus. 1494-1495. Marble. Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna, Italy.
Saint Proculus
Bacchus. 1496-1497. Marble. Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, Italy
Bacchus
Pieta. 1499. Marble. St. Peter's, Vatican
Pieta. 1
Pieta (detail). 1499. Marble. St. Peter's, Vatican
Pieta 2
Pieta (detail). 1499. Marble. St. Peter's, Vatican.
Pieta 3
David. 1501-1504. Marble. Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, Italy
David
David (detail). 1501-1504. Marble. Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, Italy
David 2
Tondo Pitti - Virgin and Child with the Young St. John. 1503-1504. Low relief, marble. Museo Nazionale, Bargello, Florence, Italy
Tondo Pitti
Tondo Taddei. 1503-1504. Low relief, marble. Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK.
Tondo Taddei
Virgin and Child. c.1504. Marble. Onze Lieve-Vrouw, Bruges, Belgium.
Virgin and Child
Aristotile da Sangallo. The Battle of Cascina, copy after Michelangelo, central section of the cartoon. c.1542. Oil on panel. Holkham Hall, Norfolk, UK.
Aristotile da Sangallo.
Doni Tondo - The Holy Family with St. John the Baptist. c.1504-1506. Oil on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy
Doni Tondo
The interior of the Sistine Chapel showing the ceiling fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The interior of the Sistine Chapel
Partial view of the the frescoes in the Sisine Chapel. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
Partial view of the the frescoes in the Sisine Chapel
The Separation of Light and Darkness. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Separation of Light and Darkness
The Creation of the Sun and Moon. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Creation of the Sun and Moon
The Separation of Land and Water. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Separation of Land and Water
The Creation of Adam. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Creation of Adam
The Creation of Eve. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Creation of Eve.
The Fall of Man and the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Fall of Man and the Expulsion
The Sacrifice of Noah. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Sacrifice of Noah
The Flood. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Flood
The Flood (detail). 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican.
The Flood 2
The Flood (detail). 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Flood 3
The Drunkenness of Noah. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Drunkenness of Noah
The Sibyl of Delphi. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Sibyl of Delphi
The Libyan Sibyl. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Libyan Sibyl.
The Prophet Jeremiah. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Prophet Jeremiah.
The Prophet Zechariah. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Prophet Zechariah.
Judith and Holofernes. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
Judith and Holofernes
The Punishment of Haman. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Punishment of Haman
The Ancestors of Christ: Josias, Jechonias and Salathiel. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Ancestors of Christ
The Ancestors of Christ: Jesse, David and Solomon. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Ancestors of Christ
Ignudi. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican.
Ignudi.
The Tomb of the Pope Julius II. 1542-1545. Marble. San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome, Italy
The Tomb of the Pope Julius II
Moses. c.1513-1516. Marble. San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome, Italy
Moses
Dying Slave. c.1513-1516. Marble. The Louvre, Paris, France
Dying Slave
Rebellious Slave. c.1513-1516. Marble. The Louvre, Paris, France
Rebellious Slave.
Victory. c.1520-1525. Marble. Palazzo Vecchio, Rome, Florence, Italy
Victory.
Crouching Boy. c.1524. Marble. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
Crouching Boy
Tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici. 1526-1531. Marble. Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy.
Tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici
Tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici (detail). Lorenzo de' Medici. 1526-1531. Marble. Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy.
Tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici2
Tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici (detail). Dusk. 1526-1531. Marble. Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy.
Tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici
Tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici (detail). Dawn. 1526-1531. Marble. Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy
Tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici3
Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici. 1526-1531. Marble. Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy.
Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici
Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici (detail). Giuliano de' Medici. 1526-1531. Marble. Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy
Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici 2
Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici (detail). Giuliano de' Medici. 1526-1531. Marble. Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy.
Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici 3
Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici (detail). Night. 1526-1531. Marble. Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy
Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici 4
Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici (detail). Day. 1526-1531. Marble. Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy
Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici
Madonna. 1521-1534. Marble. Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy.
Madonna
The Last Judgment. 1534-1541. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Last Judgment Angelo
The Last Judgment (detail). 1534-1541. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Last Judgment 2
The Last Judgment (detail). 1534-1541. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican.
The Last Judgment 3
The Last Judgment (detail). 1534-1541. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Last Judgment 4
The Last Judgment (detail). 1534-1541. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Last Judgment
The Last Judgment (detail). 1534-1541. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Last Judgment
The Last Judgment (detail). 1534-1541. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Last Judgment 6
The Last Judgment (detail). 1534-1541. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Last Judgment
Brutus. 1540. Marble. Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, Italy
Brutus
Pieta. c.1550. Marble. Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence, Italy
Pieta. 4
Pieta Rondanini, unfinished. 1564. Marble. Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy.
Pieta Rondanini,
Conversion of Saint Paul. 1542-1545. Frescoes. Pauline Chapel, Vatican
Conversion of Saint Paul.
Crucifixion of Saint Peter. 1546-1550. Frescoes. Pauline Chapel, Vatican
Crucifixion of Saint Peter
Porta Pia. Begun 1562. Rome, Italy.
Porta Pia
Capitol, facade of the Conservators' Place.Rome, Italy.
Capitol
Vestibule of the Laurentian Library. 1524-1559. Florence, Italy
Vestibule of the Laurentian Library
St. Peter's. 1546-1564. Rome, Italy.
St. Peter's.
Capitoline Hill. Piazza Campidoglio, Rome, Italy.
Capitoline Hill.

 





 

 


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