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Michelangelo Powerpoint


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Michelangelo Powerpoint

  1. 1. Michelangelo By MWL and LPH
  2. 2. Biographical Information <ul><li>Born on March 6th, 1475 in Caprese, Italy; and died on February 18th, 1564 in Rome, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>When Michelangelo was born his mother was unable to care for him so lived with a family of stonecutters </li></ul><ul><li>As a boy Michelangelo was taught by his master, Ghirlandaio (popular artist in Florence) </li></ul><ul><li>Ghirlandaio taught Michelangelo the skill of fresco painting </li></ul><ul><li>At the age of 16 Michelangelo attended a special school for the study of sculpture founded by Lorenzo de’ Medici </li></ul>
  3. 3. Detailed Information for David and The Sistine Chapel <ul><li>The statue of David was created from 1501-1504 and was made for the Florentines </li></ul><ul><li>Michelangelo represented David before the fight with Goliath </li></ul><ul><li>Michelangelo took 4 years to paint the Sistine chapel </li></ul><ul><li>Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the Sistine chapel </li></ul><ul><li>Was originally supposed to only paint the 12 disciples, but then went forward and painted greater meanings, such as humankind's need for a promise with God </li></ul>
  4. 4. Unique Techniques used in David <ul><li>Michelangelo used proportion in David from his knowledge of anatomy </li></ul><ul><li>As shown in David the muscular body, veins, ribs, and even the texture of the kneecap are visible because Michelangelo was educated on anatomy (study of the structure of organisms) </li></ul><ul><li>Michelangelo also shows contrast in David </li></ul><ul><li>David’s hair is wavy and his skin is smooth, as well as David’s wrinkles on his face and the veins in his hands contrast against David’s smooth body </li></ul>
  5. 5. Unique Techniques used in The Sistine Chapel <ul><li>Michelangelo used shading shown through the muscles on the people of The Sistine Chapel </li></ul><ul><li>Michelangelo used atmospheric perspective- </li></ul><ul><li>He used depth in the backgrounds of the scenes he painted for the walls </li></ul>
  6. 6. Michelangelo’s contribution to the Renaissance <ul><li>Michelangelo’s main contribution to the Renaissance was through his work of humanism and nature he introduced new techniques of proportion, contrast, shading, and atmospheric perspective </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thank you for listening!