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Essay On Michelangelo

analytical Essay
780 words
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Amongst the several intellectual and artistic Renaissance individuals, this figure “saw the angle in the marble and carved until he set him free.” Artist Michelangelo Buonarroti learned his art while young and under the occupation of Lorenzo de Magnificent; his talent was pooled in different directions, but he applied himself to traditional religious matters with great devotion, although he had been increasingly attracted to the classical legends he heard at home. Michelangelo was born with talents beyond artistry; he is mostly known as being a painter and sculptor, but Michelangelo was also an architect, poet, and engineer.
One of Michelangelo’s first projects was to copy the head of a faun ancient satyr-like figure, which he sculpted all out of marble. Among many Renaissance figures, the precocious young Michelangelo was working with marble for the first time. At a young age, Michelangelo received a commission from Jean Bilhères de Lagraulas to build a statue of a Virgin Mary with her crucified son, Jesus Christ, caressing in her arms. The Pietà was a marble masterpiece created for Bilhères de Lagraulas that balanced ideas of classical beauty and naturalism; this masterwork captured the grief and sorrows of the Virgin Mary as she cradles her crucified son. Even though the Pietà was one of Michelangelo’s first pieces of art, this sculpture brought solicitous emotion and had power in the eyes of the people; because of this, Michelangelo’s reputation spread promptly.
At a workshop behind the cathedral, Michelangelo began an extraordinary work of art that would be thirteen feet tall, made of marble, and would take nearly three years to complete. Compared to previous artists, Michelangelo’s David was based on human model and wa...

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...renaissance. This is was evident by the grand sculptures and paintings he created; he was the first great sculptor since Roman times and no one used marble on such a large scale since the fall of Rome until Michelangelo came along. The implements and styles of art that Michelangelo used for his works made his masterpieces the greatest masterpieces in history. Since Michelangelo mastered many fields in art, such as sculpting, fresco, and watercolor, he incorporated his learning and new creative styles of art into his creations. Furthermore, he was able to study artists such as Da Vinci since he lived longer then almost all of his contemporaries and he learned from their styles and perfected them. Through his work, Michelangelo was capable of reflecting his long-lasting spiritual and artistic endeavors; until this day, Michelangelo is known as the “melancholy genius.”

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that michelangelo buonarroti learned his art while young and under the occupation of lorenzo de magnificent; his talent was pooled in different directions, but applied himself to traditional religious matters with great devotion.
  • Explains that michelangelo's first project was to copy the head of a faun ancient satyr-like figure, which he sculpted all out of marble.
  • Analyzes how michelangelo's monumental statue of david evokes the harmony and poise of ancient greek tradition.
  • Describes how giovanni de medici inherited a fresh artistic legacy inside the vatican, which was michelangelo's piece of art on the ceiling of the sistine chapel.
  • Explains that michelangelo redefined all fields of artistic achievement and exemplified renaissance ideals. his work revealed a fusion of psychological understanding, realism, humanism, appreciation of classics, and passion.
  • Explains that michelangelo was one of the most significant and greatest figures in the renaissance, alongside leonardo da vinci and raphael.
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