Sadly, Michelangelo’s mom died when he was six (Bonner Par. 1-13). Michelangelo’s family moved to Florence, Italy a month after his birth. Although his family was not wealthy, Michelangelo went to school in 1482. When Michelangelo started to excel in the arts his dad was not happy.
For nearly three years Michelangelo painted lying on his back on scaffolding. His second duty was to paint nine scenes from Genesis on the vault of the papel chapel, which include God Separating Light from Darkness, the Creation of Adam, the Creation of Eve, the Temptation and Fall of Adam and Eve, and the Flood. Before the assignment of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo had been ordered by Pope Julius II to make the pope’s tomb. He wanted it to be the most magnificent tomb of Christian times. Due to the lack of money, Pope Julius II ordered him to finish the Sistine Chapel.
The Sistine Chapel was built by Pope Sixtus IV in 1473. The Sistine Chapel ceiling took over four years to complete, 1508-1512. Michelangelo was able to accomplish this enormous job in such a short amou... ... middle of paper ... ...ecause of Michelangelo's unhappiness with the Pope it caused him not to express his true feelings to the Pope. This made Michelangelo more upset and frustrated. Michelangelo's relationship with the Pope became a vicious cycle(Liebert 152).
At about the same time, Michelangelo also did the marble Pietà. One of the most famous works of art, the Pietà was probably finished before Michelangelo was 25 years old, and it is the only work he ever signed. The high point of Michelangelo’s early style is the gigantic marble statue David which he made between 1501 and 1504, after returning to Florence. David, Michelangelo’s most famous sculpture, became the symbol of Florence and originally was placed in the Piazza Della Signoria in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, the Florentine town hall. With this statue Michelangelo proved to his contemporaries that he not only surpassed all modern artists, but also the Greeks and Romans.
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 died at age 80 also in Florence Italy. Donatello lived a long life and created many masterpieces that were known by many people. He was an Italian sculpture and was the greatest Florentine sculpture of the Renaissance before Michelangelo. Donatello was also the most influential artist of the 15th century in Italy. Donatello was a descendent of a branch of the important Bardi family.
This paper will argue that Michelangelo was a true renaissance artist by sharing information about his life, artwork, and analysis. Michelangelo was born at Rome, in March 6, 1475. He was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance. He was considered the greatest artist of his time. When he was introduced to art, he basically worked with marble his whole life and worked in other arts during specific time periods.
Michelangelo di Ludovico Buonarroti Simoni was born in Caprese, Italy on March 6, 1475. When he was young, he was sent to Florence to study grammar but was not interested in it and was usually found copying paintings from churches and seeking the company of other painters. He shocked and enraged his father when he told him he wanted to become a painter. His father told him he was not going to amount to anything if pursued the arts. At the age of 13, Michelangelo was sent to the workshop of painter Domenico Ghirlandaio through connections of the Medici family.
The sculptures he completed in Rome resulted in fame for the young artist. ... ... middle of paper ... ... to get the help and advice of the painters. All the painting techniques they showed him did not achieve the effect he wanted so he scrapped his old designs and worked from behind closed doors on the new mural. Michelangelo started work on the Sistine Chapel. Most, if not all, of the work was done solely by Michelangelo, with little help from others.
After many years of indecision and numerous contracts (beginning in 1532) a final contract for the Julius Tomb was completed in 1542, the Pope insisting on a minimum of three statues by Michelangelo. The massive structure was unveiled in San Pietro in Vincoli in 1547. While many are critical of the final monument, there is little doubt that the Moses, is one of Michelangelo’s best sculptures and that the Moses, along with... ... middle of paper ... ... in Michelangelo’s presentation of the male nude. In the Medici Chapel, commissioned by Pope Leo X and Cardinal Giulio de’ Medici around 1520, Michelangelo sculptured four nudes, two around the tomb of Lorenzo and two over the tomb of Giuliano, although two of the nudes were female, Night and Dawn, it is believed that male models were used and their bodies are strong and athletic looking. The figure Day over the tomb of Giuliano, is a most unusual pose: left arm under the body, right arm crossing to show a muscular back, legs crossed in the opposite way, and a partially blocked out head.