Michelangelo Influence

Topics: Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel / Pages: 4 (967 words) / Published: Apr 24th, 2017
Michelangelo was considered to be one of the most inspired artist in the history of art. Not only was he a talented artist, he was also a sculptor, architect, and a poet. Through his creativity and intellect, he employed an astounding amount of influence on his contemporaries and western art. Michelangelo was truly a Renaissance man who manifest unbelievable abilities and visions throughout his artwork that presented humanity within its natural state of intense beauty. Italian artist, born Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti on March 6, 1475, he was the second son out of five born to Francesca Neri and Leonardo di Buonarroti Simoni, a governor of a small village in Caprese, Italy. Shortly after Michelangelo birth, his mother became ill and the family had to move back to Florence, Italy. Due to Francesca illness, she was unable to care for Michelangelo and he was later place within a family of stonecutters. This is where the quote “With my wet-nurse's milk, I sucked in the hammer and chisels I use for my statues" derived from (“Biography.com” 1). Michelangelo’s mother passed away when he was at the age of six. Even at an early age Michelangelo was drawn to the arts. …show more content…
The Last Judgement is located on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel. Commissioned by Pope Paul III, Michelangelo started this project in 1536 and finished 1541. The Last Judgement reflected the fresco style he learned while studying under Domenico Ghirlandaio. This painting defines the second coming of Christ and the final and eternal judgment by God of all humanity. This painting The Last Judgement was Michelangelo last works of art. After Michelangelo death Danielle Da Volterra was commissioned to cover up the naked

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