Michelangelo Buonarroti - His Paintings & Impact (Edited)
By Jaime Lin
European History 10A
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni;
born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Italy.
Began to show interest in art by age ten
Became apprentice at 12 to Domenico
Set to be artist at 13
Lived to age of 89
Died in 1564
Great leader in Italian Renaissance
Greatest glory: painting the Sistine Chapel
began in 1508, completed in 1512
Works – the old testaMent
And God said: quot;Let there be
light,quot;...and He separated God made two great lights: the greater
the light from darkness… ─ the first light to govern the day and the lesser light
day to govern the night ─ on the fourth day
sistine chapel painting
to paint pictures of 12 apostles around outside of ceiling
Instead, he used central area of ceiling to paint history of the
Included over 300 figures
Initially regarded as inferior to Raphael, but painting of Sistine
Chapel elevated his status
set standards for painting, poetry,
w/ good perspective
One founder of the high
Creation of Adam: quot;Everymanquot;
Was a dominant force; had much influence on art
culture of Florence & Rome in 15th and 16th centuries
Acknowledgement of artistic talent became
Was a “trend setter” in painting
Creation of new ideology in form of individualism
Unique style became sign of nobility
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