Michelangelo Buonarroti - brief biography and pictures

  • Year of birth: March 6, 1475
  • Date of death: February 18, 1564
  • A country: Italy


One of the most famous sculptors, artists, poets, painters and architects of all time - Michelangelo Buonarotti born 03/06/1475 in the town of Caprese, where he studied in elementary classes, and at the end, in 1488, began studying sculpture, being a student of Bertoldo in the workshop of the greatest painter of history - Domenico Girlandaio.
The attention of Lorenzo Medici attracted the boy's talent, so he took him into his home and financially helped Michelangelo develop. When Lorenzo died, Buonarotti went to Bologna, where he erected a marble angel with a candelabra, as well as a statue for the church of St. Petronius. In 1494, he returned to Florence. A new period of his creative work began, in which he boldly exaggerated the forms of nature in order to express his ideas and better convey the characters.
In 1503, Michelangelo was invited to Rome by Julius II, to build a gravestone monument, which Julius wanted to make himself during his lifetime. The sculptor agreed and arrived. Two years later, Buonarotti decided that the pope’s attention to him was not enough and, offended, returned to Florence.
In Rome, the artist was already in 1508, where he was again summoned by Julius II to continue the work begun, as well as to carry out a new order - decorating the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Palace with fresco painting. Julius II died a couple of months after the completion of the painting of the Sistine ceiling.
The fall of Florence, which threatened Michelangelo with the danger of dying, produced a serious shock in his soul, and also worsened his health. And being so uncommunicative and harsh, he became even more unsociable and darker, plunging entirely into his ideological world, which in no way affected the character of his work.
In 1532, he received an invitation from the "new" Pope to Rome in order to complete the decoration of the Sistine Chapel, depicting "The Last Judgment" on the altar wall, and "The Fall of Lucifer" on the opposite. Only the first was performed by Buonarotti in 1534–1541 without assistants.
The last works of Michelangelo's brush were frescoes in the chapel of the Vatican Palace. Buonarotti a little later broke up with the sculpture, his favorite industry, in which he worked when he was in old age.
The artist was engaged in architecture, living his last years. He was appointed in 1546 as the chief architect of Peter’s Cathedral, because Michelangelo was not only talented, but also experienced in construction.
Michelangelo Buonarotti died in Rome on February 18, 1564.

Paintings by Michelangelo Buonarroti

Conversion of the Apostle Paul
Last Judgment
Madonna Doni
Libyan Sibyl
Creation of Adam
global flood
Persian sibyl
The torment of St. Anthony
Manchester Madonna
Crucifixion of saint peter
Kuma Sibyl
Delphic Sibyl
Eritrean Sibyl
Prophet Daniel
The prophet Ezekiel
Prophet Jeremiah
The prophet Zechariah
Prophet Joel
Prophet Isaiah

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