How Did Michelangelo Influence The Renaissance

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Michelangelo played a huge part in the renaissance by being one of the most influential artists of his time. He impressed everyone with his outstanding paintings and his sculptures. Michelangelo’s artwork during the Italian Renaissance forever changed the importance of art on culture. Michelangelo was born in Caprese, Italy on March 6, 1475. He grew up in Florence, Italy. When his mom died he moved into a house with his nanny and her husband only because his dad did not want to raise him. When he learned about his dad owning a marble quarry and a small farm he decided to go visit and found his love for marble. Growing up Michelangelo was sent to school to learn his grammar but he showed no interest in going to school. He would much…show more content…
This is where he was influenced by many of the prominent philosophers and writers of the day. During that time Michelangelo sculpted Madonna of the Steps and Battle of the Centaurs which were his first two projects. Pietà was sculpted by Michelangelo. The French ambassador Jean de Bilheres-Lagraulas asked him to sculpt it for him. It’s a sculpture showing Virgin Mary grieving over the body of Jesus. It catches the peoples attention only because it has nothing to do with the Biblical Crucifixion. Before finishing it he was told that this sculpture was going to be one of his most memorable art work. In 1499, Michelangelo returned to Florence. As soon as he returned he was asked by the consuls of the Guild of Wool to complete an unfinished project begun 40 years earlier by Agostino di Duccio. It was a colossal statue of marble, it was going to be a statue portraying David as a symbol of Florentine freedom and it was going to be placed on the gable of Florence Cathedral. To today this is one of his most famous work the Statue of David. It was so great a team of consultants, including Leonardo da Vinci were called together to decide where it was going to be placed. It now stands in the Academia. Also during this time he was commissioned by Angelo Doni to paint a “Holy Family” as a present for his wife. It now hangs in the Uffzi Gallery in a frame that was designed Michelangelo…show more content…
Under the patronage of the pope, Michelangelo experienced constant interruptions during his work on the tomb. Michelangelo worked on the tomb for 40 years, it was never finished to his satisfaction. It is now located in the Church of San Pietro in Rome. Not only did Michelangelo work on the Pope’s tomb during this time but he worked on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which took him 4 years to finish. The pope wanted him to paint the 12 Apostles but Michelangelo convinced the pope to give him a free hand. The painting stretches over 500 square meters of the ceiling and contains 300
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