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Michelangelo

(1475-1564)

Michelangelo Portrait

Biography

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Michelangelo is certainly the most representative artist of the XVI century: a sculptor, painter, architect, and poet. He lived to a great age, and enjoyed great fame in his lifetime. Titian, and Venetian painting generally, was very much influenced by his vision, and he is responsible in large measure for the development of Mannerism.

Michelangelo di Ludovico di Lionardo di Buonarroti Simoni was born in 1475; at Caprese, in Casentino. His family Buonarroti Simoni, are mentioned in the Florentine chronicles as early as the XII century. In 1488, at the age of 13, he entered the workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio. Thus he came under the influence of Masaccio, because his teacher, Ghirlandaio, not only looked to Masaccio for ideas on religious scenes, but actually imitated certain elements of his designs. After less than a year he moved to the academy set up by Lorenzo the Magnificent. From 1489 till 1492, he lived in the Palazzo Medici in Via Larga, where he could study “antique and good statues” and could meet the sophisticated humanists and writers of the Medici circle.Read Michelangelo's Full Biography

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Michelangelo. Madonna of the Stairs. Madonna of the Stairs. c.1490. Marble. Casa Buonarroti, Florence, Italy. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. Battle of the Centaurs. Battle of the Centaurs. 1492. Low relief, marble. Casa Buonarroti, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. Crucifix from the Santo Spirito Convent. Crucifix from the Santo Spirito Convent. c.1492. Polychrome wood. Casa Buonarroti, Florence, Italy. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. Saint Proculus. Saint Proculus. 1494-1495. Marble. Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna, Italy. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. Bacchus. Bacchus. 1496-1497. Marble. Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. Pieta. Pieta. 1499. Marble. St. Peter's, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. David. David. 1501-1504. Marble. Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. David. Detail. David. Detail. 1501-1504. Marble. Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. Tondo Pitti - Virgin and Child with the Young St. John. Tondo Pitti - Virgin and Child with the Young St. John. 1503-1504. Low relief, marble. Museo Nazionale, Bargello, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. Tondo Taddei. Tondo Taddei. 1503-1504. Low relief, marble. Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. Virgin and Child. Virgin and Child. c.1504. Marble. Onze Lieve-Vrouw, Bruges, Belgium. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Aristotile da Sangallo. The Battle of Cascina, copy after Michelangelo, central section of the cartoon. The Battle of Cascina, copy after Michelangelo, central section of the cartoon. c.1542. Oil on panel. Holkham Hall, Norfolk, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. Doni Tondo - The Holy Family with St. John the Baptist. Doni Tondo - The Holy Family with St. John the Baptist. c.1504-1506. Oil on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The interior of the Sistine Chapel showing the ceiling fresco. The interior of the Sistine Chapel showing the ceiling fresco. . Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. Partial view of the the frescoes in the Sisine Chapel. Partial view of the the frescoes in the Sisine Chapel. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Separation of Light and Darkness. The Separation of Light and Darkness. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Creation of the Sun and Moon. The Creation of the Sun and Moon. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Separation of Land and Water. The Separation of Land and Water. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Creation of Adam. The Creation of Adam. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Creation of Eve. The Creation of Eve. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Fall of Man and the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden. The Fall of Man and the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Sacrifice of Noah. The Sacrifice of Noah. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Flood. The Flood. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Flood. Detail. The Flood. Detail. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Flood. Detail. The Flood. Detail. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Drunkenness of Noah. The Drunkenness of Noah. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Sibyl of Delphi. The Sibyl of Delphi. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Libyan Sibyl. The Libyan Sibyl. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Prophet Jeremiah. The Prophet Jeremiah. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Prophet Zechariah. The Prophet Zechariah. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. Judith and Holofernes. Judith and Holofernes. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Punishment of Haman. The Punishment of Haman. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Ancestors of Christ: Josias, Jechonias and Salathiel. The Ancestors of Christ: Josias, Jechonias and Salathiel. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. The Ancestors of Christ: Jesse, David and Solomon. The Ancestors of Christ: Jesse, David and Solomon. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Michelangelo. Ignudi. Ignudi. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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