Agony Ang The Extacy, Ethical Considerations Concerning Mich

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Michelangelo Buonarroti was a natural born artist. As an artist he was capable of different mediums of expressing his artistic talent. However he much preferred sculpting out of them all, it made him most satisfied. When Pope Julius II experienced Michelangelo’s painting he insisted that Michelangelo share his talent with the rest of Italy. Julius II also commissioned Buonarroti with other artistic projects but none were as important as that of the Sixtine Capella(Sistine Chapel). Michelangelo didn’t want to paint the ceiling of the chapel, it was too large of a project and even more he didn’t want to paint at all. He was an excellent painter but he just didn’t have the same motivation as he did with sculpting for example.…show more content…
Considering, Michelangelo went on to be one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance era, it was very beneficial to publicize his artwork, in particular his painting. He was influential in that he inspired a whole new generation to take a greater interest in the arts, some later even becoming as influential as Buonarroti. So this, one could say, is more than just cause to say “exploit” Michelangelo and his artwork, the semi-sacrifice of one man’s happiness for a huge influence throughout the world and even throughout time! After considering this side of the pendulum we can look at the wrongdoing of Julius II through the eyes of Michelangelo. Michelangelo, an unmarried man, was very involved in his art, both personally and making a living doing commissioned works. As earlier stated painting was not his favorite medium and to ask him to do such an important project such as the chapel would be putting him on the spot. But to do so from a position of ultimate authority and power would be a life decision! Michelangelo Buonarroti did not want to disgrace his country and faith by refusing the commission, however it would be such a huge compromise to accept it. Refusing the commission would indeed do just that, disgrace his both his country and his faith, at that time in Roman culture

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