Michelangelo Buonarroti

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  • Date of birth: March 6, 1475
  • Date of death: February 18, 1564
  • Country: Italy


One of the most famous sculptors, painters, poets, painters and architects of all times – Michelangelo was born 06.03.1475 in the city Caprez, where he studied in the elementary grades, and at the end, in 1488, began to study sculpture as a pupil of Bertoldo in the workshop of the greatest painter of history – Domenico Ghirlandaio.

The attention of Lorenzo de ‘ Medici drew the boy’s talent, so he took it to his house and financially helped him to develop. When Lorenzo died, Buonarroti went to Bologna, where he erected a marble angel with a chandelier and a statue for the Church of St. Petronius. In 1494 he again returned to Florence. Began a new period of his work in which he boldly exaggerated forms of nature to Express their ideas and to better convey the characters.

In 1503 Michelangelo was invited to Rome by Julius II to build a tomb monument, which Yuli wanted to make himself during his lifetime. The sculptor agreed and arrived. Two years later Buonarroti felt that the attention of the Pope to him is not enough and, offended, returned to Florence.

In Rome the artist was already in 1508, where he was once again called by Julius II to continue the work, and perform new order – the decoration of the ceiling of the Sistine chapel in the Palace of the Vatican with frescoes. Julius II died after a couple of months after painting the Sistine ceiling.

The fall of Florence, Michelangelo threatened danger to die, has made his soul a serious shock, but also worsened health. And being so aloof and stern, he was still naudime and darker, immersed entirely in your ideological world that could not impact on the character of his work.

In 1532 he received an invitation from the “new” Pope in Rome in order to complete the decoration of the Sistine chapel, depicting the last judgement on the altar wall, and the “Fall of Lucifer” on the opposite. Only the first was performed Buonarroti in 1534-1541 without assistants.

The last works painted by Michelangelo was a fresco in the chapel of the Palace of the Vatican. Buonarroti a little later parted with a statue of his beloved industry in which I worked, being in old age.

The artist studied architecture, having lived their last years. He was appointed in 1546, the main architect of the Cathedral of Peter, because Michelangelo was not only talented, but also experienced in the construction.

Michelangelo Buonarroti died in Rome on 18 February 1564.