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Michelangelo

(1475-1564)

Michelangelo Portrait

Biography

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Michelangelo is certainly one of the most representative artists of the XVI century: a sculptor, painter, architect, and poet; a true Renaissance man in the best tradition of his contemporary, Leonardo da Vinci. 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, in a village called Caprese Michelangelo, in the Casention area of Arrezo province, Tuscany, Italy. His father was Lodovico di Leonardo di Buonarotti di Simoni, a local magistrate; his mother was Francesca di Neri del Miniato di Siena. His family, the Buonarroti di Simoni, were descendants of the Countess Matilda of Tuscany, and considered minor nobility. They are mentioned in the Florentine chronicles as early as the XII century. However, Michelangelo's parents spent little time with him, and he spent much of his childhood with a sculptor and his wife in the town of Settignano, where his father owned a marble quarry.

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Michelangelo. Madonna of the Stairs. Madonna of the Stairs. c.1490. Marble. Casa Buonarroti, Florence, Italy. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. Battle of the Centaurs. Battle of the Centaurs. 1492. Low relief, marble. Casa Buonarroti, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. Crucifix from the Santo Spirito Convent. Crucifix from the Santo Spirito Convent. c.1492. Polychrome wood. Casa Buonarroti, Florence, Italy. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. Saint Proculus. Saint Proculus. 1494-1495. Marble. Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna, Italy. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. Bacchus. Bacchus. 1496-1497. Marble. Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. Pieta. Pieta. 1499. Marble. St. Peter's, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. David. David. 1501-1504. Marble. Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. David. Detail. David. Detail. 1501-1504. Marble. Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
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]
Michelangelo. Tondo Taddei. Tondo Taddei. 1503-1504. Low relief, marble. Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. Virgin and Child. Virgin and Child. c.1504. Marble. Onze Lieve-Vrouw, Bruges, Belgium. [Order a Print]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Michelangelo. The Separation of Light and Darkness. The Separation of Light and Darkness. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print]
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]
Michelangelo. The Separation of Land and Water. The Separation of Land and Water. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. The Creation of Adam. The Creation of Adam. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. The Creation of Eve. The Creation of Eve. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print]
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]
Michelangelo. The Sacrifice of Noah. The Sacrifice of Noah. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. The Flood. The Flood. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. The Flood. Detail. The Flood. Detail. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. The Flood. Detail. The Flood. Detail. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. The Drunkenness of Noah. The Drunkenness of Noah. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. The Sibyl of Delphi. The Sibyl of Delphi. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. The Libyan Sibyl. The Libyan Sibyl. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. The Prophet Jeremiah. The Prophet Jeremiah. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. The Prophet Zechariah. The Prophet Zechariah. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. Judith and Holofernes. Judith and Holofernes. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Michelangelo. The Punishment of Haman. The Punishment of Haman. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Read Note. [Order a Print]
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]
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]
Michelangelo. Ignudi. Ignudi. 1508-1512. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. [Order a Print]
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