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Michelangelo 

 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. 

The Creation of Adam