During the dates 1475-1564 there were many famous painters working all around the world. One of which was Michelangelo. He painted and sculpted many famous items that are still talked about today. Michelangelo led a very buisy life, as of which you will be reading about today. Michelangelo was born in 1475 in a small village of Caprese near Arezzo At the age of 13 michelangelo’s father Ludovico Buonarroti placed michelangelo in the workshop of the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio through connections with the ruling Medici family.
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.
Brunelleschi's inspirational Pazzi Chapel clearly illustrated Roman influence on architecture during the Renaissance. The Pazzi Chapel's overall design was influenced by Brunelleschi's study of building designs in Rome, geometric engineering, and stylistic elements such as: arches, columns, and the importance of light. Filippo Brunelleschi gained much of his architectural signature from his studies in Rome. He was already making a name for himself in Florence before he started working on a design for the Baptistery doors. “After Lorenzo Ghiberti had won the competition (1401) for the Baptistery doors, the runners-up, Donatello and Brunelleschi, both left for Rome to study sculpture and architecture respectively” (Meek np).
When he was introduced to art, he basically worked with marble his whole life and worked in other arts during specific time periods. His two best-known works are the Pieta and the David. (Gilbert,1) When Michelangelo was learning the arts, he was an apprentice for Lorenzo the Magnificent. Michelangelo admired his teacher’s work and managed to copy his teacher’s work and got noticed by Ghirlandajo, who recommended him to the palace of the Medici. While he was at Medici, he stayed with Lorenzo’s sons in a fancy part of Florence, Italy.
He then studied at the scuplture school in the Medici gardens. He was then invited into the Medici home where he met the two Medici boys who would later become Popes Leo X and Clement VII. Michelangelo produced two sculptures while in the House of Medici, the Battle of the Centaurs and the Madonna on the Stairs, both of which were completed between 1489 and 1492. Michelangelo had several successes in his life of painting, architecture, and sculpting. His first large-scale sculpture was Bacchus.
Michelangelo was also commissioned to design the Medici Chapel. However, due to falling out with Alessandro Medici, the first Duke of Florence, he left the building unfinished fearing for his life and fled to Rome. He left his assistants to finish the chapel. These buildings have great significance in architectural history. The life of Michelangelo and his art work has been an inspiration to many artists.
In 1505 Michelangelo was summoned by Pope Julius II to fabricate his tomb. Michelangelo was so excited about making the tomb for the Pope that he spent many months looking for the perfect piece of marble to make the tomb. A short time after starting the tomb Pope Julius II selected Michelangelo to decorate the Sistine Chapel ceiling. The Sistine Chapel is in the palace of The Vatican in Rome. The Sistine Chapel was built by Pope Sixtus IV in 1473.
Michelangelo is most commonly known for his sculptural works but he was also very diversified in that he was a painter as well as an architect. The scope of this paper will focus primarily on his architectural achievements. Michelangelo grew up in Florence, which was considered a major artistic center of the early Renaissance. His life as an artist began at the young age of 13 under the apprenticeship of Domenico Ghirlandaio, learning the art of fresco. Shattering expectations and proving his excellence, by the age of 16 he had produced two sculptures - Battle of the Centaurs and Madonna of the Stairs.
Around the same time period, Michelangelo did the marble Pietà in 1498 which was finished in 1500. It became one of his most famous pieces he ever created. In the piece, Mary is shown seated, holding the dead Christ across her lap. Instead of showing extreme grief, Mary is restrained. The high point of M... ... middle of paper ... ... has inspired me because he had to go through many obstacles to be what he was.
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.