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  • 1. Michelangelo Buonarroti By Conor Russell
  • 2. About Michelangelo
    • Was an artist and sculptor during the Renaissance era.
    • He is an extremely well known artist and thought to be the best of his time.
  • 3. Background
    • Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475 in Italy.
    • He is of Italian descent.
    • Started his career as an artist at thirteen.
    • Worked on famous projects for Pope Julius II in Rome.
    • He died February 18, 1564.
  • 4. History
    • Michelangelo was born into a deeply religious family, which influenced almost all of his artwork.
    • At thirteen Michelangelo was apprenticed by Domenico Ghirlandaio, a famous fresco painter.
    • Later traveled to study anatomy for his art.
    • In 1499, he created the Pieta, which made him widely famous throughout Europe.
    • He was supported by powerful individuals, allowing him to pursue greater works of art in the future.
  • 5. Influence on the Art World
    • Michelangelo made many popular works of art. Some of them helped shape the artistic style of the Christian religion.
    • His religious artworks decorate many important Christian locations throughout Europe.
    • The religious paintings and sculptures he created give many Christians a deeper understanding of their beliefs.
  • 6. Stylistic Traits
    • Religion- he incorporated many religious figures and events into his artwork.
    • Abstract concepts- his works gave representations to different views and events in his time and history.
    • Fresco- he used this technique of painting many times for his paintings, like many artists during the Renaissance era.
    • Anatomy- all of Michelangelo’s artworks depicted the human form in a realistic view.
  • 7. The Creation of Adam (1511)
    • Religion- depicts God coming down from heaven to create the first man, Adam.
    • Abstract concepts- shows Michelangelo’s thoughts of what God looks like and how he created Adam.
    • Fresco- it was done on a plaster surface on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
    • Anatomy- gives a realistic view of the human body and how it moves.
  • 8. The Prophet Zachariah (1512)
    • Religion- depicts Zachariah, a famous prophet in the Christian religion
    • Abstract concepts- shows what is believed to be two angels behind Zachariah
    • Fresco- it was done on a plaster
    • surface on the ceiling of the Sistine
    • Chapel.
    • Anatomy- gives a realistic display
    • of the human body
  • 9. Doni Tondo (1507)
    • Religion- shows the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
    • Abstract- depicts what Michelangelo thought Joseph, Mary, and Jesus may have looked like together
    • Anatomy- illustrates realistic positions and movements of the individuals within it
  • 10. The Conversion of Saul (1545)
    • Religion- shows Saul, a fanatical persecutor of Christians, being blinded by a light from heaven
    • Abstract- illustrates God and angels in heaven shining over Saul
    • Fresco- it was done on a plaster that is now located in Vatican City
    • Anatomy- shows lifelike
    • movement and emotion
    • among the people in the
    • painting
  • 11. Original Art: The First Sin (2010)
  • 12. Conclusion
    • Religion, imagination, fresco, and anatomy were huge factors in Michelangelo’s artwork. Combined with Michelangelo’s talent and vision, these aspects transformed him from a normal artist to a hugely influential figure in the art world. Today, he continues to serve as inspiration to many aspiring artists and gives many Christians a renewed perspective of the beliefs of their religion.