Michelangelo's Accomplishments

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As one of the most famous artists of the High to Late Italian Renaissance, Michelangelo viewed himself as a sculptor. Still, the paintings he created gained him equal recognition. His considerable talents also touched on the fields of architecture and poetry. His works of incredible quality and scale continue to exert great influence on art and culture to the modern day.

The most renowned works of Michelangelo include the statue "David" as well as his ceiling fresco in Rome’s Sistine Chapel. The latter work took nearly four years to complete, and during this time, he endured much physical pain due to the strain on his neck that came from painting above his head in a standing position, according to a biography by Andrew Graham-Dixon, cited

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