Michelangelo Buonarroti Essay

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“Il Divino” or “the divine one” was a name given to the most famous and inspirational artists of all times, Michelangelo Buonarroti. Michelangelo is considered to be one of the most significant artists of the Italian Renaissance and the greatest living artist of all time. He was a sculptor, a painter, an architect, and a poet. He created masterpieces, such as the statue of David, the dome of St.Peter's Basilica and the ¬Sistine-¬Chapel. As Michelangelo is one of the greatest artists of all time, he greatly influenced the development of western art.
Michelangelo di Leonardo Buonarroti-Simoni was born on the 6th of March, 1475, in Caprese, Italy. Michelangelo's father Lodovico Buonarroti was podesta (a name given to certain high officials in many Italian cities beginning in the later Middle Ages) of the towns Caprese and Chiusi. Sparknotes editors (2005) explained that it was an important position for Lodovico since he descended from a wealthy old Florentine family who claims nobility and respectability. One month after Michelangelo was born, Lodovico's term as podesta expired. As a result, his
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Several trends emerged in Europe during the period of the late Renaissance. The most popular was Realism which emphasized the portrayal of daily realism rather than religious or Classical scenes (Arxitectureorguk, 2016). Another trend was Mannerism, which exaggerated Renaissance standards and became a form of decorative art. This particular period in art and architecture caused a dramatic reinterpretation of Michelangelo's Renaissance principles, a renewed interest in science, and a conflicted, multi-layered importance on human passion and human emotion. Michelangelo's influence, thus, continued to shape European art, especially during the periods that involved a reconsideration of Classicism, religion, and the human
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