Michelangelo Essay

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Michelangelo Michelangelo Buonarroti was born March 6, 1475 in Caprice a town outside of Florence. He was one of the most popular artists of his time as he was also an architect, poet, and a world famous sculptor. As a child he became involved in art and started getting really good. His father beat him since he thought art was for woman. At the age of 13 he ran away from home and joined an art workshop in Palazzo, Medicia under the care of his tutor Lorenzo. In 1492 Lorenzo died and Michelangelo was forced to move on. Not wanting to go back home to his abusive father he decided to settle down in Rome and spend the rest of his life there. On February 18, 1564 he died and was buried in Florence.

Michelangelo's characteristics are what made him such a popular artist and sculptor. He liked to make big paintings and he used his philosophy "A man paints with his brains and not with his hands."

This let him use his mind to put all the many details into his work. Most of his paints consisted of nude men and women that some people found offensive.

One of Michelangelo's most famous and largest paintings was the Sistine Chapel. He started in 1508 and finished it in 1512, he was 37 and it had taken him four years to complete it. The gigantic mural told the story of Adam and Eve. In 1992 it was refurbished by a team of art restorers.

Michelangelo was a very popular artist of his time period. His sculptors and paintings are detailed and have to do with nude people. he had a crazy life with a lot of moving around to different places. He attended many schools that had to...