The Geniuses Artist Michelangelo

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni better known as Michelangelo is one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the Italian Renaissance or that every lived for that matter, some of his works include his sculpture of David, ceiling paintings of the Sistine chapel, and also the Pieta. Michelangelo was born in Caprese, Italy in 1475 to Leonardo di Buonarrota Simoni and Francesca Neri. During the time of his birth Michelangelo’s father was a magistrate in the town of Caprese but moved his family to Florence shortly after the birth of Michelangelo. Years after their departure to Florence his mother became gravely ill which resulted in Michelangelo being placed to live with a stonecutter and his family in Settignano, his mother later succumb to her illness. Later Michelangelo was sent to Florence for school but was more interested in art, seeing this Michelangelo’s father decided the enroll him in Florentines painters workshop to start his apprenticeship there he worked under the Francesco da Urbino. Francesco da Urbino not only Michelangelo’s tutor but he was also a well known artist mostly known for his religous paintings one in particular being “the judgment of Solomon” .There Michelangelo was exposed to all the techniques that would advance his not only his passion for art but also his skill.
After only no more than a year of being at the workshop Michelangelo was referred by his friend to Lorenzo the magnificent apart of the Medici family, the most powerful and richest family in Florence, he then shortly after moved into his palace to study classical sculpture. During the time of the 13th and early 14th century the Medici family held Florence in their hands by having the political and financial power due to their banking and t...

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...chelangelo took the job and enhanced the vision of the previous artist and made it his own. The painting was still not completed until after the death of Michelangelo. It was not shown that Michelangelo was ever married or if he even had a love interest in his writings he often expressed his life as a loner and wanting nothing more than to be just that. The people around him often saw him work more than he slept or even ate for that matter and accounted the events as being a task for him instead of a pleasure. After his death Michelangelo was still praised very highly for his work and still remains a positive influence for artist to look to his ideas, his skill for human anatomy, and emphasis on human emotion is what made so many people gravitate towards him.
Not only was he known greatly for his paitings and sculptures Michelangelo was also known as a great poet.
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