MICHELANGELO and Religion

Essay by Populus17High School, 12th gradeA, November 1996

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Michelangelo showing his religion

Michelangelo painted frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and made a sculptor of David. Both the painting and the sculptor point to the great deal knowledge Michelangelo has of the Bible. On the Sistine Chapel's ceiling he painted scenes from the book of Genesis, and David the person comes from the first Book of Samuel. Michelangelo has background with the Christian Church and did many sculptures and painting for the church. The religious influence of the church could not be avoid by Michelangelo. He had been introduced to it very early in his life.

Sistine Chapel's ceiling was a very religious painting job done by Michelangelo. The Sistine's ceiling shows Michelangelo's knowledge of Bible events. It has Prophets and Sibyls painted on it, which are very religious figures. It shows the beginning of time to the Flood with Noah's Great Ark.

The sculpture of David was done for Saint Peters Cathedral.

It gave new meaning to life for the people of Florence. David was not only thought of as a Messiah by the Old Testament Prophets, but also by the people of Florence. He brought hope as a person and a statue.

Michelangelo not only showed that religion was important to him through his works, but also immortalized part of the Bible.

Michelangelo showing his religion

The Sistine Chapel is one of the most visited places in the world, and the Colossal David is one of the most well-known sculptors in the world. These two great works of art affect whatever people look at them. Without knowing it people get a brush of religion. Michelangelo shows his view of religion to people even after he has died.

Michelangelo lived a life of art. From the day he was born to the day he...