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Michelangelo Di Lodovico Buonarroti Analysis

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born March 6, 1475, in Italy, he was the second son of five and was raised in Florence. His father, Lodovico was an important political figure and his mother became ill shortly after his birth so Michelangelo was raised by a wet-nurse whose husband was a stonecutter. As a child, Michelangelo showed little interested in academic schooling and was fascinated by local artists. After much convincing his father reluctantly agree to let him apprentice with Domenico Ghirlandaio at a Florentine workshop at the age of 13 years old. After only one year Michelangelo was invited to live with the ruler of Florence, Lorenzo de' Medici also called Lorenzo the Magnificent from 1489 to 1492. During his time…show more content…
The most well-known scene being that of Adam and God reaching to touch fingertips, it is also one of the most replicated works of art in the world. This piece of art covers approximately 5,500 square feet of ceiling and has over 300 different figures. The nine scenes are divided into three groups the first is God's Creation of the Earth, that groups contains the pieces The Separation of Light and Darkness, The Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Planets, and The Separation of Land and Water. The second group is God's Creation of Humankind and their fall from God's grace, it has The Creation of Adam, The Creation of Eve, and the Temptation and Expulsion. The last group is based on Noah and his family and is The State of Humanity, it has The Sacrifice of Noah, which was repaired about 1568 by Domenico Carnevali due to damage caused by unstable wall structures. The originals were a complete lost and had to be repainted. The second piece of the group is The Flood, and the final is The Drunkenness of Noah. He protectively guarded the 65-foot chapel while working he did not want anything revealed until it was completed. It was completed October 31, 1512. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel came to be Michelangelo's second greatest work, only being surpassed by the marble statue
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