Michelangelo lived from 1475-1564. He was arguably one of the most inspired creators in the history of art. As a sculptor, architect, painter, and poet, he had a tremendous influence on his contemporaries and on following Western art in general. Michelangelo’s father, a Florentine official named Ludovico Buonarroti with connections to the ruling Medici family, placed his 13-year-old son in the workshop of the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. After about two years, Michelangelo studied at the sculpture school in the Medici gardens and shortly thereafter was invited into the household of Lorenzo de’ Medici.
Another of his greatest works in the large marble sculpture David, which he produced between 1501 and 1504. The expression on David’s face is termed terribilita, a characteristic of many Michelangelo’s figures. He was later called back to Rome by Pope Julius II in 1505 for two duties. First, Michelangelo painted the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. For nearly three years Michelangelo painted lying on his back on scaffolding.
Michelangelo went to Rome, where he was able to examine many newly unearthed classical statues and ruins. He soon produced his first large sculpture the over life size Bacchus in 1496-1498. One of the few works of pagan rather than Christian subject made by the master, it rivaled ancient statuary, the highest mark of admiration in Renaissance Rome. At about the samr time period Michelangelo did the marble Pietà in 1498. It was finished in 1500.
He then entered a partnership with Michelozzo, sculpture and architect, in 1436. For many years Donatello worked with Michelozzo. They produced the Tomb of Pope John XXll in the Baptisery, Florence, and the Tomb of Cardinal Brancacci in S. Angelo A Nilo, and Naples. He died of unknown causes on December 13, 1466, in Florence and was buried in the Basilica of San Lorenzo, next to Cosimo de' Medici. An unfinished work was faithfully completed by his student Bertoldo di Giovanni.
By the time he turned 16, Michelangelo had made two sculptures, The Battle of the Centaurs and the Madonna of the Stairs, which showed that he had achieved his own personal style at an early age. He was settled in Bologna, where in 1494 and 1495 he sculpted several marble statues for the shrine di San Domenico. Michelangelo traveled to Rome, where he was able to examine many newly discovered classical statues. He soon made his first large sculpture, the life size Bacchus in 1496 to 1498. Around the same time period, Michelangelo did the marble Pietà in 1498 which was finished in 1500.
Leonardo Da Vinci was very talented. He was a great artist, but he became famous because he was able to do so many other things. He was an architect, a musician, inventor, sculptor, scientist, and mathematician. His artistic talent revealed its self early in his life. When he was about 15 years old Leonardo's father took him to Florence Italy, to train as a painter and sculptor in the studio of Andrea del Verroccho.
Michelangelo was no exception. In 1496 he moved to Rome to begin his career outside of Florence after the execution of Medici. He began doing commissions that later became some of his most well known works. One of which is Pieta. This sculture was the commission of Michelangelo began to sculpt Pieta at the age of twenty-one.
The painter then moves on and joins Lorenzo de’ Medici’s household, where he learns and studies with the painters and sculptors that lived under the Medici roof. As a sculptor Michelangelo carved magnificent statues, he was invited to Rome
These sculptures are what told Giovanni de Bertoldo, Michelagelo’s second teacher, that he had a unique calling for sculpting (Bonner Par. 1). Shortly after arriving in Rome, Michelangelo was hired to make a Roman god sculpture. Michelangelo chose to sculpt the Roman god of wine, Bacchus. Michelangelo spent a year on the project.
When she became ill,a family of stonecutters took him in. During his teenage years, he became an apprentice to a famous painter named Domenico Ghirlandaio, before studying in the sculpture gardens of the Medici family. He spent time with Lorenzo de’ Medici, otherwise known as the Magnificent, the ruler of Florentine, from 1489 to 1492 learning about classical sculptures. This gave him an opportunity to interact