Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564) Michelangelo, the second of five brothers was born on March 6, 1475, at Caprese, in Tuscany, to Ludovico di Leonardo di Buonarotto Simoni and Francesca Neri. The same day, his father noted down: "Today March 6, 1475, a child of the male sex has been born to me and I have named him Michelangelo. He was born on Monday between 4 and 5 in the morning, at Caprese, where I am the Podestà." When Michelangelo was a child, he met a boy, Francesco Granacci six years older than him, who was learning the art of painting in Ghirlandaio's studio, and Michelangelo found his own artist vocation. Michelangelo's father placed his 13-year-old son in the workshop of the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio.
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.
Michelangelo was one of the advocates of this new philosophy, while creating some of the most beautiful and very famous artwork pieces ever created. He was born at Caprese, in Tuscany, "he was the second of five sons of Lodovico di Leonardo (a civil servant) and Francesca Buonarroti." (Bradbury page 6). The family had two homes: one in the Tuscan countryside, and a much smaller one in the city of Florence. In 1481, when Michelangelo was six years old, his mother died.
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.
Due to the lack of money, Pope Julius II ordered him to finish the Sistine Chapel. In 1536, Michelangelo started the Last Judgment for the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel. The largest fresco of the Renaissance, the project was completed in 1541. Throughout Michelangelo’s life of painting and sculpting, his crown acheivement as an architect was his work at St. Peter’s Bascilica where he became chief architect in 1546.
The Renaissance was a period of cultural movement and the introduction of cultural heroes, is known as “Renaissance Men”. One of these men was Michelangelo Buenarroti. Michelangelo was a world-wide known painter, sculptor, architect, and poet, who was of great Importance and had a great impact on our modern day culture. On March 6th, 1475 Leonardo di Buonarrota and Francesca Neri had their second out of five sons in the small village of Caprese, Italy. They named him Michelangelo di Lodovivo Buonarroti Simoni.
In it, Leonardo shows for the first time his method of organizing figures into a pyramid shape, so that interest is focused on the principal subject. This project was interrupted when Leonardo left Florence for Milan about 1482. Leonardo worked for Duke Lodovico Sforza in Milan for nearly 18 years. Although he was still an artist, painting portraits, he began to become interested in the mechanic and scientific field. But these interests did not stop him from completing his most famous work, The last supper.
Michelangelo died in 1564 and his body was placed in a fine monument in the church of Santa Croce. To conclude, Michelangelo led a long and very talented life. As a painter sculpture, poet and architect. He has many famous pieces of work still known and talked about today, all around the world. Many people knew him and loved him and those who didn’t know him personaly, knew of him.
His father did not approve of Michelangelo's first desires to become an artist. He considered the profession to be beneath a gentleman. However, Michelangelo didn't enjoy his schoolwork and his father couldn't keep him from drawing. Eventually, in 1488, he was sent away for a three-year apprenticeship under the artist, Domenico Ghirlandaio. Michelangelo tried to get out of this apprenticeship after only a short time with Ghirlandaio.
Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475 to a wealthy family. Michelangelo was always interested in art, but his father was not accepting of his decisions stating, “Artists are manual workers, hardly better than cobblers,”(Cook 2). Michelangelo tried to convince his father in every way, but won him over when he said, “If I enter Domenico Ghirlandaio’s studio, he will pay me,”(Cook 2). Michelangelo was thirteen years old when his father allowed him to become Domenico Ghirlandaio apprentice on April 1, 1488. This was the start of Michelangelo’s art career, which was prosperous until his death in 1564.