In this booklet i will be informing you all on information about Michelangelo
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born on March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Italy. Michelangelo's father, Leonardo di Buonarrota Simoni, was briefly serving as a magistrate in the small village when he recorded the birth of his second of five sons with his wife, Francesca Neri, but they returned to Florence when Michelangelo was still an infant. Due to his mother's illness, however, Michelangelo was placed with a family of stonecutters, basicaully a foster home.
At the young age of thirteen, when Michelangelo was working in Ghirlandaio's studio, he learnt the technique of painting frescoes and always said he preferred to work this way rather than with oil paints. In his frescoes Michelangelo never created his forms with a soft focus and believed it was more important to create figures with clear outlines, which was a Florentine tradition.
Artist: Michelangelo Title: Battle Relief Date: ca. 1491 Period: Early Renaissance Location: Casa Buonarroti, Florence Significance: deep cut relief; ancient examples; Medici garden; Heroic nudity; cross-hatching; interlaced figures.
Artist: Michelangelo Title: The Madonna of the Steps Date: ca. 1491 Period: Early Renaissance Location: Casa Buonarroti, Florence
Artist: Michelangelo Title: Crucifix Date: ca. 1492 Period: NA Location: Santo Spirito, Florence Significance: Not sure if it is actually one of his works; thought to have been lost; anyone could have carved it
Artist: Michelangelo Title:Angel Bearing Candelabrum Date: ca. 1495 Period: Early Renaissance Location: St. Petronio, Bologna Significance: He carved this after fleeing from persecution; overall carved 3 statues. Got this work through political ties and his personality; angel is the only angel he ever carves with wings.
Artist: Michelangelo Title: Bacchus Date: ca. 1497 Period: Early Renaissance Location: Significance: Attempting to emulate ancient sculpture but mix it with Christianity. Acts as a meditation on drunkenness; shown through his vacant stare and awkward step.
"The Sistine Ceiling"
This work would almost certainly remain at the top of my list at any time. To my mind Michelangelo is the greatest artist ever… bar none. If I were to search for a literary equivalent to his achievements I would almost need to think of something along the lines of a combination of Homer, Dante, and Milton.
This is another one of my favorites simply because Michelangelo is trying to show everyone, how his mind thinks. How God is simply involved witht he creation of everyone, trying to connect and how the angles are trying to hold on to him "I wont let you fall" my art teacher also taught me how to think about it.