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. He became acquainted with such humanists as Marsilio Ficino and the poet Politian, who were frequent visitors. Michelangelo produced at least two sculptures by the time he was 16 years old, the Battle of the Centaurs and the Madonna of the Stairs. This shows that he had achieved a personal style at a very early age. His patron Lorenzo died in 1492, two years later Michelangelo fled Florence, when the Medici family was temporarily expelled. He settled for a time in Bologna where he sculpted several marble statuettes.
He born as Raffaello on April 6th, 1483, but for those that do not draw their roots from Italy, he is commonly known as Raphael. His future began with his father, a man who had a vision for his only surviving son. Giovanni saw the inherent skill and talent of Raphael at a very young age. Although he himself was not fortunate enough to see his work bear much fruit, he knew his son would carry the flickering torch that would someday burst into a magnificent flame of masterpiece. Little Raphael developed a passion for art and had a great understanding of it. As he grew, Raphael began to grow out of the teachings of his father. Seeing this, Giovanni took his son to Perugia to study under the influence of Pietro Perugino, a famous painter in the early 1500s. Raphael never saw his mother or father again. His parents had died by the time he was eight. Fortunately, Raphael spent the rest of his childhood acquiring wisdom from other artists and painters instead of focusing on his past (...
In conclusion of this research paper I believed I have gained a new and better appreciation of renaissance art. The period of great revolutions in art form and style is now one of my great favorites of all time. The Artsist that now has become a hero to me is Michelangelo. The Sistine chapel is a truly a place of great importance to art all around the world. While dissecting and analyzing the fresco it has been easier to see the crossing of disciplines. The great detail has been applied to sculpting stone has intern help the hand and brush to reveal the beauty of the human body.
During the Renaissance, people were dedicated to studying human works. They would observe from real life to gain inspiration, new ideas, and to try to recreate the world as they saw it in their art. New techniques such as scientific and atmospheric perspective were created, changing art forever. Artists would use their skills to create works for patrons, from the Church, various guilds, and other religious orders. During the High Renaissance, Julius II commissioned Raphael to decorate the Vatican Palace. The first of the rooms he decorated was The “Room of the Signature”, where he painted The School of Athens. Originally, this room housed Julius II’s personal library, but later on it would be the room where papal documents were signed. In 1508, Raphael began painting four frescoes that represented theology, philosophy, law, and the arts. As stated in Janson’s History of Art Volume II, This fresco “represents a summation of High Renaissance humanism, for it attempts to represent the unity of knowledge in one grand scheme.” Raphael’s The School of Athens is a prime example of humanistic art, as evidenced by the subject of the art itself, the classical elements in the piece, and it’s scientific and illusionistic rendering.
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. As a sculptor Michelangelo carved magnificent statues, he was invited to Rome
Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy. His father, Ser Piero, was a prominent attorney notary, and his mother was a young peasant girl. The two conceived Leonardo out of wedlock. As a result, he was raised by his father and several stepmothers’. Although Leonardo had only a very basic education his artistic potential was so great that his father sent him to apprentice with sculptor and painter, Andrea del Verrocchio, in Florence at just age 14 (Zimmermann). For the next six years, he worked on many skills that would be useful to him as he progressed as an artist. At the age of 20 he became a member of the Guild of Saint Luke. Not long after, his location became unknown for a few years when he was accused and acquitted of sodomy in Florence at age 22. Through all of this he remained with Verrocchio until, in 1478, he became an independent master. About the same time Leonardo was hired to complete his first commissioned work for Florence’s San Donato, a Scopeto monastery. This piece was to be named “The Adoration of the Magi” but was never finished (Zimmermann).
Well, he have another sculptor and artist who contributed to the Renaissance. Mr. Michaelangelo! No, not the orange-masked turtle from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but the artist who painted extraordinary paintings, mostly related to a Catholic Church. His paintings were intense. So intense that he painted on the ceiling! Crazy, right? One of my favorite sculptures from him might have to be the statue of David, only because I saw a clip of it in an episode of SpongeBob and did research shortly after a few years ago. Most people also know what that statue looks like because it's so famous. Thank you,
Raphael was born in April 6, 1483, in Urbino, Italy. He was a painter, architect, and archaeologist. At that time Urbino was the center that encouraged the arts. His father was called Giovanni Santi, he worked as a painter for Urbino's Duke. His father taught him how to draw, read, and write. But he lost his father when he was 11 and his mother when he was 8. After his parents death he went to the house of the master Pérugin that taught him many other painting techniques.Raphael worked in Urbino, Perouse, the city of Castello, making paintings for churches and chapels. In 1504 he was invited to Florence and discover many Toscans painters, like Leonardo Da Vinci that inspires him from his technique of density with very dark shades. In 1508
Leonardo went to Rome in 1503, and his attention was caught by the very popular of the new elected Medici pope. Leonardo and was there with Giuliano, his brother. There leonardo found Michelangelo and Raphael field that they dominated in. Leonardo was told to complete various engineering and architectural projects in Vatican and he also received note to finish several other paintings. It is in this period in time that Leonardo began the very important painting, the young St. John, the important Baptist, at that time. In 1515 Giuliano de' Medici left Rome and he died in Fiesole that next year.
Born in an artistically influenced town in Italy called Urbino, Raffaello Sanzio was first taught by his father, Giovanni Santi, how to compose works of art at a very early age. At the age of fourteen, Raphael’s father realized his son’s potential and sent him to a very talented teacher by the name of Pietro Perugino. Pietro Perugino lived from 1478 to 1520, and had a strong influence on Raphael’s early artworks. Perugino was a Umbrian painter who loved to incorporate beautiful landscapes into