However, he would not live with his father very long; as his mother did several years before, Raphael's father died when Raphael was 11. After his father died, Raphael went to the town of Perugia to be an apprentice of the painter Pietro Perugino. Perugino was a well-respected artist during the Italian Renaissance. He had painted works in the Vatican, and he also created masterpieces like Christ Delivering the Keys of the Kingdom to St. Peter and The Deposition. For the ten to eleven years that Raphael studied and assisted Perugino, Raphael picked the habit of shade and light, and with Perugino, Raphael learned what he is very famous for: depth and perspective.
In 1481, when Michelangelo was six years old, his mother died. The year 1481, had quite an impact on Michelangelo, in addition to the death of his mother, "he also had his first drawing lesson from a local artist named Francesco Granacci." (Bradbury 6) In 1488, at the age of 13, Michelangelo moved to Florence and began working as an assistant to Domenico Ghirlandaio, who had recently started work on Florence's Santa Maria Novella Church. In 1489, after completing just one year of his apprenticeship, Michelangelo came to the attention of Lorenzo de' Medici, who summoned the boy to his court. It was there that he began to learn the secrets of sculpting and by creating drawings of the statues and attempting to recreate them in clay.
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. About two years later michelangelo studied at the sculpture school in the Medici gardens. Shortly thereafter he was invited into the household of the Magnincent, Lorenzo de’Medici. Where he had an oppertunity to converse with younger Medici, which later became pope Leo X. As he was also introduced to humanists as Marsilio Ficino and the poet Politian, who were frequent visiters.
LORENZO GHIBERTI EDUCATION AND TRAINING Lorenzo Ghiberti was born as Lorenzo di Bartolo in 1378 in Florence, Italy. His mother’s second husband, Bartolo di Michele trained Lorenzo as a goldsmith. Ghiberti also received training as a painter. According to his autobiography, he left Florence in 1400 to work with a painter in the town of Pesaro for its ruler, Sigismondo Malatesta. His education as a goldsmith helped him create his greatest piece of work, “The Gates of Paradise.” ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS Ghiberti’s big break came when he went back to Florence in 1401 after hearing that a competition was being held for the commision to make a pair of bronze doors for the Baptistery of the cathedral in Florence.
Life of Michelangelo An architect, poet, sculptor, and painter are some of the terms that define Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni. Michelangelo was one the of the most influential artists of his generation. He was born in Caprese, Italy on March 6, 1475 and died in Rome on February 18, 1564. Michelangelo’s early life and work consisted of him becoming an apprentice to Domenico Ghirlandaio, a painter in Florence, at the age of 13, after his father knew that he had no interest in the family business. The painter then moves on and joins Lorenzo de’ Medici’s household, where he learns and studies with the painters and sculptors that lived under the Medici roof.
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.
But most of all he was known for his impressive paintings that influenced the world. Leonardo was born in Anchiano, Italy on April 15, 1452, to Piero Da Vinci, a prominent public official in Florence, and a peasant woman named Caterina. He was born out of wedlock and shortly after his birth they were married, but not to each other. As an infant, Leonardo was cared for by other family members; his uncles, grandmother, and Aunts. Later, his father took him into his own house where he was forced to join and get along with half-brothers and half-sisters.
Leonardo’s childhood was surrounded by the works of many artists such as his master, Verrocchio, who influenced him immensely. From there, he began to develop his artistic interests along with his many other interests. It led him to become extremely successful. Leonardo Da Vinci used a technique known as Sfumato, softening colours and edges with dark glazes, from the Italian word fumo, which means smoke. By using this technique you can create a painting with depth that you cannot get by simply applying a colour mixed on a palette.
He was born of Caterina Lippi and Piero Da Vinci. Until Leonardo was twelve, his life was quite normal due to the fact that he lived with his grandparents and uncle in Vinci. Because his stepmother (Alberia) died in childbirth, his father brought him to Florence. Even though he had no formal education he exceled in math and science. By the time Leonardo was fourteen, his father had landed him an apprenticeship with Andrea Del Verrocchio, an artist who ran
Michelangelo did a brilliant job of manifesting a work of elegance, beauty, and one in which every character in the painting is expressive and has an emotional presence. To this day, the room where this painting is found continues to hold great significance to the Catholic Church, and it is even where they elect the new pope! An additional famous work of medieval art, actually the most famous painting in the world, is the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. It is an iconic painting that we use today for memes, costumes, and Snapchat filters. Though people love to make fun of this painting, to look at it from an artist’s perspective, one can see all of the little details that da Vinci took the time to paint.