Saturday, December 25, 2010

Michelangelo The Renown Italian Artist

Today I would like to discuss bit about   the  Italian Florentine  Renaissance painter architect, poet, sculptor and engineer Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni which is commonly known as  Michelangelo.  Michelangelo can be considered as a one of the best-documented artist in the 16th century. As par my observation Michelangelo’s work  can be compared with Leonardo di ser Piero da. Vinci.  Michelangelo was  multitalented personality in the 16th century. If we observe carefully the whole work of Michelangelo we can say that he was inclined  more  to the sculptor than paintings


Early life of Michelangelo

He was born on 6 March 1475  in Caprese, near  Arrezo  his family had been involved in small  scale banking
business in   Florence but   Michelangelo’s father could not maintain the bank's financial status and because of that they changed  their job and held a occasional government positions. At the time of Michelangelo birth his father was a judicial administrator of the small town of  Caprese. Michelangelo   raised in Florence city and throughout his life he was very much  attracted by his city and their culture. Michelangelo learned to make sculptor at the age of fifteen and he has created two base sculptures by the age of sixteen  The Battle of the Centaurs and Madonna of the Stairs viz.

Michelangelo’s Art Work and Few Best Sculptors 

After spending few years in Rome Michelangelo return to Florence in 1499–1501 and created his masterwork piece The Statue of David in 1504 which is made up of marble block. It is considered as a symbol of Florentine freedom and it was placed in Piazza della Signoria. During the same period he has also painted the Family of St John which is also known as Holy Family of the  Tribune. It was then hung in the room known as Tribune in the Uffizi. Again in 1505 Michelangelo is invited  back to rome by elected Pope Julius II and built the Pope's tomb because of some interruptions He had been  worked on the  tomb for 40 years.  During the same period he has taken to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel which approximately completed in four years. On its top he has built a complicated system of decoration including  nine scenes from the Genesis. In 1513 Pope Julius II died and his successor  Pope Leo X assign
Michelangelo  a new work to reconstruct the façade of the basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence and to decorate with his sculptor.

Apart from creating paintings and sculptors Michelangelo expresses himself  through  poems.  Many of lyric created  by him is nothing but  troubles faced while he  working on particular art. He is really deserved to be divine soul of ultimate artist. Michelangelo Died on 18 February 1564 with completing his last work red chalk sketch for the dome of St Peter's Basilica.

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