Peter’s Basilica and serve as a place for the cardinals to get together and elect a new pope. Before Michelangelo was hired to paint the ceiling of the chapel was blue and covered with golden stars.
In this research paper I will be looking at two different artworks by the same artist. The two I will be looking at are the Sistine Chapel Ceiling (1508-1512) and The Last Judgment (1534). Both of these painting are painted in the Sistine chapel which is located in the Vatican. I am going to attempt to evaluate these two pieces of art painted by Michelangelo and explain the cultural and religious aspects of them. I will also look to other scholars to get their perspective and their reactions to the paintings. The last step of my research will be to formulate a theory about the relationship between culture and religion and use my topic to help defend my theory.
The Renaissance period is one in the art world that is held just short of the second coming. This “reawakening” is characterized by a renewed interest in human-centered classical art, literature, and learning. Many famous artists and thus pieces of artwork came out of this period, which are still studied by students of art and by professional artists. Famous pieces suck as the Mona Lisa, the Last Supper and the Sistine Chapel were created in this period of art.
Michelangelo is known as one of the most influential Western artists of all time. Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6, 1475, in a Florentine village called Caprese. Michelangelo had been attracted to art from a young age, but his father was a chairman of the Florentine Republic, so being an artist was considered an inferior occupation for his family. At the age of 13, Michelangelo’s father agreed to apprentice him to the fashionable Florentine painter's workshop. At this workshop, Michelangelo was exposed to the extraordinary technique of fresco and his entire career as an artist was changed forever. (Bio.com)
His hands work quickly and delicately to complete this work of art. Every chiseled muscle would be as smooth as silk, each hair a perfect curl. Sweat dripped from his face and his heart pounded rapidly in his chest as he stepped back to see what he had created. Two years- two long years to finish this piece. What will the result be? He worried that all his work would have been for nothing. Tears swelled in his eyes as he gazed at his work. It was spectacular. The marble seemed to faintly glow in the afternoon sun. Michelangelo's expressive and idealized works of art have been a major influence from his own time to ours.
This book is based on Christianity and how the religion was viewed through images. The text has an ere of concepts that ties in the concepts of Christians to the beginning of the start of Christianity. The purpose of this book is to show the readers the difference between how Christian art was represented and how other art was portrayed. I will be giving an overview of what Christianity represents and the art work that it includes.
Michelangelo was a Renaissance, humanist, sculpture, engineer, and painter. He was called a melancholy genius and his work reflects many life long spiritual and artistic struggles. He was a huge influence on Renaissance painters and later artists to come.
Just as it’s human nature to believe in something larger or more powerful than oneself, it is also human nature to express that divinity through art, this is proven time and time again in human history. Picturing the divine is a type of testimony to show a cultures greatness. The painting Arhats Giving Alms to Beggars comes from the Chinese culture of the Southern Song period. Whereas, the mosaic Christ as Pantocrator comes from the Byzantine culture of the Greek Orthodox tradition. Although these paintings come from very different backgrounds both cultures show the divine and their pressure on mankind to follow the rules, such as giving away worldly desires. By doing so and letting go of material possessions, mankind can be hopeful of
The Renaissance was a distinct time period from the middle ages, due to many factors. Some of the factors include, the artist's’ thinking, the style of art, and architecture, and the advancement of education.
If you look at most of his art work, you can see his feelings he put in to them from his life and his pain in his life time. He was a great arts that had many paintings that had different styles. Many rich families back then wanted Michelangelo to paint for them, and many churches too. He liked being wanted as a painter. The paintings he did were beautiful and amazing to the people that looked at them. Michelangelo was influenced by two men in his life time. He was influenced by Domenico Ghirlandaio who was an Italian Renaissance painter from Florence. Ghirlandaio was part of the so-called "third generation" of the Florentine Renaissance. He was a great influence to Michelangelo. He was born on January 11, 1449, Florence, Italy. He died on January 11, 1494,
Michelangelo Buonarroti is one of the most famous sculptors, painters, architects, and poets during the high renaissance. He is mostly known for his sculpture of David and his fresco (plaster) painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo lived a very intriguing life and had a huge impact on art as we see it today. Michelangelo was viewed as a patron of the Mannerism movement. His work of art conveyed an alternate style to this era. What used to be a more moderate style turned into a more humanistic style in which Michelangelo regularly delineated with nudity. During Michelangelo’s life, the western world experienced what was maybe the most surprising time of change since the decrease of the Roman Empire. The Renaissance saw
The Renaissance was from c. 1300-1600 in Italy then spreading to the rest of Europe around 1450. During this time period, new forms of art and literature were developed that glorified the individual. Sculpture, painting and architecture techniques enhanced the individual’s beauty and uniqueness.
One can see this throughout the works of Michelangelo but nowhere more so than in his work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. In his Creation of Adam fresco, there is the kinetic energy of God that is in contrast to the lifeless form of Adam. Some scholars say that this is Christianity's greatest pictorial work. Through this work one can see Michelangelo’s divine characteristics (High Renaissance Painting: Characteristics, Aesthetics). The Sistine Chapel ceiling also includes dramatic movements, bold colors, books of prophecy, and male nude figures. It shows the optimism and elegance of this time period. It demonstrates the intellectual and emotional power as well as the new found appreciation of ancient world that was so focused on during the Renaissance (Michelangelo, Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel | Michelangelo |Khan Academy). It is in his work on the ceiling that one can see what a self-taught master of fresco painting he
After spending only a year at the workshop, Michelangelo was soon recognized by the most powerful family in Florentine, the Medici. He later moved into their castle and studied the classical sculpture during his residence. This was only Michelangelo’s fertile stage in his legacy. Being with the Medici family for three years (1489 to 1492) permitted him access to social elite of Florence. He was given the opportunity to study under Bertoldo di Giovanni, a well respected sculptor. Michelangelo was exposed to poets, scholars and learned Humanists. He also gained special permission from the Catholic Church to study cadavers for anatomy though the exposure to corpses had an effect on his health. These influences were the stepping stones of Michelangelo’s unique style, his works “Battle of the Centaurs” and “Madonna Seated on a Step” are proof of his talent age
The renaissance or “rebirth” was a cultural awakening which spanned from the fourteenth to sixteenth century. A growing interest in humanist traits and classical ideas heavily influenced the art during the renaissance. A growing community of artists provided much needed competition for their profession. The renaissance introduced many different and modern ideas but also remained obedient to classical belief. The unique art of the renaissance spread throughout Europe. Northern European art differed tremendously from Italian art.