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.
Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452, near the town of Vinci. His artistic talent revealed itself early, for he was apprenticed in 1469 to a leading Renaissance master. In the Florence workshop, where he remained until 1476, Leonardo acquired a variety of skills. He entered the painters guild in 1472, and his earliest works date from this time. Works such as the Madonna with the carnation which although are traditional, include detail such as curling hair which only Leonardo could have done.
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.
Michelangelo became an artist’s apprentice at the age of thirteen. Since Michelangelo had obvious talent, Lorenzo de’Medici took him in. For two years he lived in the Medici palace where he was taught by the sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni and studied all of the Medici art collection. Michelangelo traveled to Bologna and Rome, where he completed many works. His most important and famous work was the Pieta.
During his time working with Lorenzo, Donatello received his first payment in November 1406 for assisting Lorenzo in the sculpting of the statues of prophets for the north door of the Florence Baptistery. He executed the seated figure of St. John the Evangelist in 1409-1411, it was so big it took him two years to finish and until 1588 occupied a niche of the old cathedral facade but now resides in Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. A large step was taken forward from Gothic Mannerism in the search for naturalism rendering of human feelings. Donatello then worked on statues for churches, starting with the statue of St. Mark for the Guild Church of Orsanmichele in 1411-1413. Then a few years later in 1417 he completed the statue of St. George for the Confraternity of the Cuirass-makers.
Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance and participant of the Florentine style. He was the son of Mariano Filipepi, a tanner. Born in Florence around 1445, his first master was a goldsmith named Sandro, it was under his guidance that Botticelli first showed and incredible talent for painting and thus his family decided that instead of becoming a goldsmith, he should improve his skills. At the age of sixteen, he served as apprentice to Fra Filippo Lippi, from who he learned to include the effects of transparency and perspective to his paintings. In 1470, he already had his own workshop where he developed his own personal style.
At the age of fifteen he was invited to study under the work of sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni, the most renowned sculptor at the time. Medici took a strong liking to Michelangelo, taking him in as family. Typically,
Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci was born in 1452 on his father’s estate in Vinci, Italy. He received his education on the estate until the age of fifteen. Which is when his father had noticed Leonardo’s potential and had decided to send him to be an apprentice to the artist Andrea del Verrocchio in Florence. There he studied sculpture and the mechanical arts. This was also when he first developed an interest in anatomy.
This paper argues whether or not Lorenzo Ghiberti is a true renaissance artist. Lorenzo di Cione Ghiberti, the son of a goldsmith from Florence, Italy, would become one of the most influential artists of the early Renaissance. As a child prodigy, he received his first commission at the age of 23. Ghiberti multi-tasked a bunch of his work including the doors of the Florence Baptistery and many statues. He was a student of humanism and incorporated much of its philosophy into his work.
After 3 years of hard work, Botticelli and his inspiring teacher worked together and in 1465, Botticelli started his first piece of work under the supervision of his teacher. In 1467, Botticelli's teacher, Fra Filippo Lippi, ended his course with Botticelli to go to Spoleto to decorate a chapel in the main Cathedral. Lippi's move inspired Botticelli to start his own workshop in his own house. Botticelli painted many paintings. He mostly painted religious paintings and paintings of gods and goddesses (mythology), angels and females because they required a lot of detail, which was Botticelli's style.