Michelangelo was born in 1475 and died in 1564 he died at the age of 89. His full name was
Michelangelo Buonarroti. He was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, and poet . Michelangelo
considered the male nude to be best subject in art, mostly because at the time men were
considered in control of everything.Even while being an architect he tried to show human
tension through windows or even doors.
Michelangelo loved a challenge, whether it be intellectual physical,or artistic. In painting
figures, he chose poses that were difficult to draw. He gave his work different meanings alomost
unrecognizable only to what the spectator wanted it to be. He was very succesful at what he did
yet when he died they found much of his work unfinished as if he had a mind block.
Michelangelo was born in the small village of Caprese in Tuscany and grew up in
Florence. Florence was the artistic center of the early Renaissance. Michelangelo went to a
grammer school because of the claims his parents had to nobility.Although his dad
disapproved art Michelangelo prefferd it to his school work
From 1490 to 1492 Michelangelo livedwith Lorenzo de’ Medici (known as Lorenzo the
Magnificent), at that time he was the leading artist of Florence. The Medici house was a meeting
place for philosophers artists, and poets.This was a great time for michelangelo to study and
observe other artists. Other artists taught michelangelo the art and love for writing. Which was
Michelangelo’s most important piece was the Sistine chapel during the year of 1508
through 1512.Michelangelo was also very religious. So, he expressed his personal beliefs most
clearly in his later work. His later drawings are of christian beliefs such as the crucifixtion of
people.Throughout his career Michelangelo came in contact with powerful men. His patrons


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