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The Geniuses Artist Michelangelo Essay

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni better known as Michelangelo is one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the Italian Renaissance or that every lived for that matter, some of his works include his sculpture of David, ceiling paintings of the Sistine chapel, and also the Pieta. Michelangelo was born in Caprese, Italy in 1475 to Leonardo di Buonarrota Simoni and Francesca Neri. During the time of his birth Michelangelo’s father was a magistrate in the town of Caprese but moved his family to Florence shortly after the birth of Michelangelo. Years after their departure to Florence his mother became gravely ill which resulted in Michelangelo being placed to live with a stonecutter and his family in Settignano, his mother later succumb…show more content…
At only the age of sixteen did he began to produce some of his early works which included, “Madonna seated on a step” and the “Battle of Centaurs”. Shortly after the death of Lorenzo the great Michelangelo moved to Bologna where he proceeded with his studying only to return back to Florence in 1945 to start his sculpting. Later, relocating to Rome in 1498 Michelangelo career was in full swing when he was commissioned to carve the sculpture now known today as Pieta which was a statue of the Virgin Mary holding a lifeless Jesus in her lap after his crucifixion. Returning to Florence Michelangelo had become somewhat popular throughout the city. Taking on a project many other sculptures failed to complete Michelangelo took over the commission for the statue “David”, the seventeen foot sculpture was so impressive with its humility and appearance it became a prized possession of the city of Florence. More opportunities presented themselves before one of the biggest ones came along that would make Michelangelo known worldwide, the Sistine chapel.
Michelangelo was actually in the processes of building the tomb for Pope Julius II until he was asked to decorate the Sistine chapel. This sparked his imagination for the design of the canvas and he got to work he ultimately ended up firing his help and continued working in the piece alone, it was
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