- Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475–1564, Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet.
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But the flaws and peccadilloes of Renaissance artists like Michelangelo pale beside the misdeeds of patrons and pontiffs.
“I will soon make you finish it,” the pope declared, and to make his point clear, he struck Michelangelo with a staff.
Michelangelo tricked his patron about the David, but sometimes he was forcibly reminded who paid the bills.
Michelangelo would later claim that his teacher, Ghirlandaio, taught him nothing.The Original Selfies
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Italian painter Michelangelo Pistoletto is best known for his mirror paintings that serve as the foundation of his oeuvre.10 Works to See at the Armory Show in New York City
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In 1564 he went to Rome, where he studied the works of Raphael and Michelangelo.Six Centuries of Painting
Very different was the following of the antique by Michelangelo.The Legacy of Greece
There they were like Michelangelo and Raphael, if they were like them in nothing else.Progress and History
You know what Michelangelo said about ‘trifles that make perfection.’The Radio Boys at the Sending Station
In Florence, too, he acknowledged the spell of Michelangelo and Leonardo.The Gate of Appreciation
- full name Michelangelo Buonarroti. 1475–1564, Florentine sculptor, painter, architect, and poet; one of the outstanding figures of the Renaissance. Among his creations are the sculptures of David (1504) and of Moses which was commissioned for the tomb of Julius II, for whom he also painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (1508–12). The Last Judgment (1533–41), also in the Sistine, includes a torturous vision of Hell and a disguised self-portrait. His other works include the design of the Laurentian Library (1523–29) and of the dome of St Peter's, Rome
An Italian painter, sculptor, and architect of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Among many achievements in a life of nearly ninety years, Michelangelo sculpted the David and several versions of the Pietà, painted the ceiling and rear wall of the Sistine Chapel, and served as one of the architects of Saint Peter's Basilica, designing its famous dome. He is considered one of the greatest artists of all time.