Michelangelo Michelangelo di LIodovico Buonarroti Simoni is one of the most enthused originators of the Italian High Renaissance. Throughout history his art has been admired making him one of the most famous artists of all times. He was an influential man of art, as a sculptor, architect, painter, and poet. His significant artistic role made him one of the most recognized men in the renaissance era. Scrutinizing all the people that had a pronounced inspiration on Michelangelo bringing out the great artist we know today. At the age of thirteen Michelangelo became an apprentice in Domenico Ghirlandaio studio in Florence (Bradbury). Being Domenici’s apprentice allowed him to learn fresco painting and he unexpectedly began to draw; imitating Giotto, Masaccio, and Schongauer, great painters of the Early Renaissances. In 1489 Domenico was asked for his best student by Lorenzo de’ Medici “The Magnificent” and he referred Michelangelo. During this time Michelangelo was able to study in the school of sculpture by Bertoldo di Giovanni one of Donatello’s former students (Gietmann ). Another person that influenced Michelangelo was Politian, a poet. When Michelangelo was acquaint with to the Medici court, new aspects of art where made known to him. One of them involved the garden of the Medici family, in this garden Classical sculptures where contained (Bradbury). When he saw the artistic pieces he attempted to duplicate them with clay and in other occasions by drawing them. When Michelangelo created the Madonna of the Steps in 1491, this is when he exhibited his uniqueness as an artist in sculpture. This sculpture with its marble bas-relief is an illustration of a tranquil and passive atmosphere allowing his form of tenderness to be viewed (Gietmann ). During the same time period he designed the Madonna Michelangelo also made, Battle with the Centaurs and three other sculptures for the tomb of Saint Dominic in Bologna showing his great artistic works. The statuette of the angle and the two saints where Michelangelo’s first works of sculpture. In 1996-97 he projected his first appointed sculpture of pagan god Bacchus (Bradbury). This sculpture revealed in a drunken state, this is one out of two statuaries that made him be recognized in the world of art. The classical style masterpiece had ethical content and eccentric. The other art piece was the Pieta an early work of art of emotional supremacy and detail. This sculpture is showing the Virgin Mary miserably contemplating the body of her son Jesus Christ which she holds on her lap, but showing absolutely no grief in her facial expression, holding Christ’s “lifeless body” portrayed in such a supple manner (Elam). The art piece that Michelangelo is most famous for is probably that of David. This statue transports the brave vitality of the male nude. This is definitely anti-classical, the statues astounding masculine anatomy bringing out the veins on the hand on the sculpture. Michelangelo is also able to captures the facial expression of thought that the hero has when he is trying to determine how he will protect this society from the giant (Bradbury). The Galleria Della Academia is where the statue of David stands today. In 1505 the Pope Julius II asked Michelangelo to go to Rome, there he designed his tomb (Bradbury). This was to be a tribute to Pope Julius II and it was to be completed in five years but ended up taking a period of forty years to be finalized. When Michelangelo fist made the project he was to construct 40 statures but only ended up doing only 4 of them. The 4 that he created include Moses, Rachel Leah and the pope himself although it is argued whether the pope statue was really a design of Michelangelo (Ruggirello). In the popes tomb the Moses in all its magnificence may be the most extraordinary statue. In many things that he was asked to do by the pope he became diverted, while still being commissioned by the Pope Julius II
Michelangelo: The Heart’s Image
Throughout the centuries, art has proven to change eras, to change perspectives, and to change lives. It takes someone of extraordinary ability to see past the surface and force their heart to see for them. Michelangelo had done exactly so. He had allowed his artwork to speak for him and emphasized the importance of human emotion and strength. During his lifetime, Michelangelo defined the true meaning of Renaissance art through his magnificent pieces which include…
old. He is a master painter and architect of the High Renaissance and was well known as Leonardo Di Vinci’s equal. His work shows clarity of form and ease of composition and is known for its visual achievement of the Neo-Platonism (school of mystical philosophy, 3rd century, based on Plato) ideal of human grandeur. He is one artist in the Trinity of great Masters of Renaissance composed of Michelangelo, Di Vinci and himself. Many of his works are found in the Vatican Palace, and are the largest works…
Donatello is also known as Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi. He was born in 1386 in Florence, Italy. He is famous for his sculptural works in Italy and especially the David’s scripture in Florence, Italy. He is also said to have made brass pulpits for Old Sacristy of San Lorenzo which is believed to have been built by Brunelleschi. Also, he is referred to be one of the earliest artists of renaissance period who worked through the perspective of ideology. He used sculptural method to bring dramatic…
However, the Renaissance initial started
in Italy with people such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, who studied many types of art.
Many people consider leonardo da Vinci to be the best of the Renaissance Man”—someone
whose intellectual achievements and interests span a wide variety of fields in art, science, and
literature. Along with Leonardo da Vinci other Renaissance figures such as Michelangelo, and
many other well known figures are considered to have the qualities and characteristics of a…
inactivity he was recalled to government
service by the Medici in 1525, but two years later the Medici were
overthrown, and the new republic again excluded Machiavelli from
He was born in Florence, Italy.
His ”real” or full name was Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli.
Machiavelli had a passion for ancient history.
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo was the love child of Caterina, a peasant, and Ser Piero,
a lawyer and landlord. He was homeschooled and lacked a formal
Many famous artists thrived in this period, producing beautiful artwork, of which much is considered masterpieces. This period of artistic flourish provided for some of the most famous artists in history including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo.
Leonardo da Vinci is considered the most influential artist and thinker of this time. He, unlike many other artists, did not idealize nature. He had many interests in science and the natural world, which contributed to his incredible ability…
INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES
Mini Museum Final
Kristy Sanders | Week 1 | Humanities 1500
HISTORY OF HAMMURABI
I chose Hammurabi because he was a ruler that
wanted to improve the lives of the lands and people he
supported. In addition to his humility he also broke
down barriers to help build relationships across the
• Hammurabi was the 6th king of Babylon – he ruled
from 1792 BC – 1750 BCE. (Beck, 1999)
• Hammurabi is most known for a set of laws created
under his reign. Those laws…
prompted art in many ways. They commissioned a wide range of artistic works. For instance, Giovanni di Bicci de Medici extended his generous support to Massaccio, a great painter during the Italian Renaissance. In addition, Giovanni supported the reconstruction of the San Lorenzo Basilica.
Another great contribution and influence of the Medici family in regard to art was the support it gave to Michelangelo Buonarrotti. He is remembered for producing numerous works for many members of the Medici family…
painted between 1509 and 1511 as a part of Raphael's commission to decorate with frescoes the rooms now known as the Stanze di Raffaello, in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. The Stanza della Segnatura was the first of the rooms to be decorated, Each theme is identified above by a separate tondo containing a majestic female figure seated in the clouds.
2. Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam from the ceiling fresco cycle from the Biblical book of Genesis, Sistine Chapel, Vatican, High Italian…