Sunday, 9 August 2015

MICHELANGELO, THE ITALIAN SCULPTOR, PAINTER, POET & ARCHITECT






Michelangelo [1475-1564]
Michelangelo [1475–1564], was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. 
Considered as the greatest living artist in his lifetime, he has since been held as one of the greatest artists of all time. His versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci.
A number of his works in painting, sculpture, and architecture rank among the most famous in existence. His output in every field during his long life was prodigious; when the sheer volume of correspondence, sketches, and reminiscences that survive is also taken into account, he is the best-documented artist of the 16th century.
Two of his best-known works, the Pietà and David, were sculpted before he turned thirty. Michelangelo also created two of the most influential works in fresco in the history of Western art: the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling and The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

Pieta [1499]



David [1504]

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Creation of Adam [1512]

The Last Judgement [1541 ]
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Michelangelo's Complete Works - SlideShow: [Click Here]

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YouTubeVideo: Biography - Michelangelo - Artist and Man: [Click Here] 


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