Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Michelangelo, By Daniele da Volterra

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Biography of Michelangelo

Michelangelo, By Daniele da Volterra The early life of Michelangelo Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni "supreme in not one art alone, but all three," as Giorgio Vasari described him, was born on 6 March 1475, in the Republic of Florence. Best known as Michelangelo, he was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, and poet, who became a significant influence on Western art. The man, considered to be one of the founders of the Renaissance era, was born in Caprese, Valtiberina, in a small-scale bankers' family. Even though it was never proven, Michelangelo and his family believed that they were descendants of the Countess Mathilde of Canossa. Michelangelo was raised in Florence, where his father owned a farm and a marble quarry. After his mother's death( at the age of 6), his nanny and her stonecutter husband took care of him. In this atmosphere, young Michelangelo falls in love with marble. The first steps in art, Michelangelo took with Domenico Ghirlandaio, who was a master in perspective, fresco, portraiture, and figure painting and who had the largest workshop in the city of Florence. At age 13, Michelangelo was apprenticed to Domenico Ghirlandaio. A year later, his father persuaded the master to pay Michelangelo as an artist. This fact was a big deal at that time because no one of that age was getting paid. In 1489, Michelangelo, with Francesco Granacci( as the best pupils of Ghirlandaio), went to work for the de facto ruler of Florence, Lorenzo de' Medici. For two years, from 1490-1492, Mich

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About Poetry Michelangelo is well-known for his paintings, sculptures, and architects, but this talented man also wrote poems and created signature word order. Michelangelo's poems were formed and influenced by religious beliefs, his love for God, and even his romantic relationship with his young model, Tommaso Cavalier. Poems and sonnets that Michelangelo wrote was another way of self-expression for him, they were a field where Michelangelo could expose himself as a lover, but also as a devoted Catholic. He called him over 300 poems, "something foolish" and "silly." Some of his works are Celestial love, and After trying many years, I feel as lit by fire ad many more. Michelangelo, the sculptor Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni thought of himself that he was a sculptor in the first place, and painting and architecture came afterward. If we take a look at David and Pieta, it is easily understandable why he thought so. Bringing life to a lifeless marble was a driving force for him. Michelangelo started sculpting at an early age. In 1490-92 he carved his first work " Madonna of the Steps" that clearly has shown his talent and skills. The sculpture is very detailed, delicate, and soft, presenting Mary as a protective mother. With his later sculptures, David, Moses, Day, Dawn, Bacchus, and so on, he became very popular among people at that time, and he is considered as one of the greatest sculptors of all time. Architect By Michelangelo Two cities Florence and Rome, where Michelangelo

David

History In the late 1400s, Florence Cathedral, consisting of the woolen guild the Arte Della Lana, decided to make a series of twelve Old Testament sculptures. These sculptures were intended for the buttresses of the Florence Cathedral. The first statue was a figure of Joshua made by Donatello in 1410. The next was Hercules, also built under Donatello's direction. In 1464 it was the time to create David. The first sculptor that touched a block of marble was Agostino, but he only could make the shape of the legs and torso. After him, Antonio Rossellino tried to complete the sculpture, but he couldn't do it either. Finally, Michelangelo took this giant block of stone in his hands. On 16 August 1501, after getting an official contract, he started working on David. Sculpting the massive statue of David took more than two years. In June 1504, after David was completed, the sculpture replaced Donatello’s Judith and Holofernes in the entrance to the Palazzo Vecchio. Interpretation of David Michelangelo’s David and the pose of him was a new and different vision from Renaissance depictions of David.If David was always represented as a victorious hero, a man who defeated the Goliath, Michelangelo sculpted David before the battle with Goliath. The statue shows David, who has just made a decision to fight with Goliath, and thus he looks tensed and worried. David, in his left hand, is holding a sling, draped over his shoulder. On the right-hand David has a rock. The turn of the head, the placement of the feet, muscl

The Creation of Adam

History During 1508-1512 Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He persuaded Pope Julius the second to let him cover the roof with an elaborate scheme of Creation, The Fall of Man, the genealogy of Christ, and the Promise of Salvation through the prophets. The composition stretched over five hundred square meters of the ceiling. The Creation of Adam is from the Biblical narrative of creation from the Book of Genesis. The painting is 280 cm x 570 cm, and it was completed in 1512. Composition God in The Creation of Adam is represented as a white-bearded elderly caucasian man who is wrapped in a cloak. Adam, on the other hand, is utterly nude. God from the right corner is looking at Adam, who is in the left corner lower than God. His left hand is stretched out to reach God's right hand. Their fingers are not touching. The picture gives the impression that God and Adam are not on the same level. Behind God, there are twelve figures. Many scholars believe that these figures represent Eve and unborn children of hers and Adam's. Analysis Different people analyze this artwork differently. Let's look at the center of the painting, where Adam's and God's hands almost touch. Adam looks up to God, and He seems calm and patient, his hand is relaxed, stretched out to reach God, but passive and emotionless. God, on the other hand, is full of enthusiasm, he reaches Adam with excitement, and his eyes are lightening up. His hand is stressed out, and his index finger is about to touch Adam. The background

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Michelangelo, By Daniele da Volterra

The early life of Michelangelo

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni "supreme in not one art alone, but all three," as Giorgio Vasari described him, was born on 6 March 1475, in the Republic of Florence. Best known as Michelangelo, he was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, and poet, who became a significant influence on Western art. The man, considered to be one of the founders of the Renaissance era, was born in Caprese, Valtiberina, in a small-scale bankers' family. Even though it was never proven, Michelangelo and his family believed that they were descendants of the Countess Mathilde of Canossa.

Michelangelo was raised in Florence, where his father owned a farm and a marble quarry. After his mother's death( at the age of 6), his nanny and her stonecutter husband took care of him. In this atmosphere, young Michelangelo falls in love with marble. The first steps in art, Michelangelo took with Domenico Ghirlandaio, who was a master in perspective, fresco, portraiture, and figure painting and who had the largest workshop in the city of Florence. At age 13, Michelangelo was apprenticed to Domenico Ghirlandaio. A year later, his father persuaded the master to pay Michelangelo as an artist. This fact was a big deal at that time because no one of that age was getting paid. In 1489, Michelangelo, with Francesco Granacci( as the best pupils of Ghirlandaio), went to work for the de facto ruler of Florence, Lorenzo de' Medici.

For two years, from 1490-1492, Michelangelo studied at the Humanist academy, founded by the Medici. During this time, young talent was influenced by prominent writers and philosophers, including Poliziano and Pico Della Mirandola. In these two years, Michelangelo sculpted Madonna of the Steps and Battle of the Centaurs.

Battle of the Centaurs, Michelangelo 1491-1492

Life in Rome

In 1494, Michelangelo left Florence for Venice and later moved to Bologna. At the age of 21, he ended in Rome, where he started working on a life-size sculpture of a Roman wine god Bacchus. Three years later, by the commission of Cardinal Jean de Bilheres-Lagraulas, he carved a Pieta out of a lifeless stone and made one of the world's most magnificent sculptures of all time.

In his elder years, Michelangelo sculpted several pietas, reflecting mortality and solitude. He died in Rome in 1564, after living a full life with his art and poems. Michelangelo passed away at the age of 88. According to his request, he was buried in Florence.