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  Michelangelo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Michelangelo's output in every field during his long life was prodigious; when the sheer volume of correspondence, sketches and reminscences that survive is also taken into account, he is the best-documented artist of the 16th century.
Michelangelo was born in 1475 near Arezzo, in Caprese, Tuscany.
Also during this period, Michelangelo painted the Holy Family and St John, also known as the Doni Tondo or the Holy Family of the Tribune: it was commissioned for the marriage of Angelo Doni and Maddalena Strozzi and in the 17th Century hung in the room known as the Tribune in the Uffizi.
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 Michelangelo - MSN Encarta
Michelangelo considered the male nude to be the foremost subject in art, and he explored its range of movement and expression in every medium.
Michelangelo strove to be accepted among his patrons as a gentleman, producing a large body of poetry and constructing a myth of noble ancestry.
Michelangelo originally intended for the piece to be placed within a shallow niche, and accordingly, he polished to a smooth finish all the surfaces that would have been visible and gave meticulous care to the drapery.
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 David (Michelangelo) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Michelangelo's David, sculpted from 1501 to 1504, is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture and one of Michelangelo's two greatest works of sculpture, along with the Pietà.
Michelangelo's David differs from previous representations of the subject in that David is depicted before his battle with Goliath and not after the giant's defeat (as it is in Donatello's [1] and Verrocchio's [2] versions, produced earlier).
Because Michelangelo adhered to the concepts of disegno, he worked under the premise that the image of David was already in the block of stone he was working on — in much the same way as the human soul is thought by some to be found within the physical body.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Michelangelo Buonarroti
Michelangelo suffered unspeakably from the constant alteration of his plans; he was, moreover, beset by many detractors; the political disorders in his native city filled him with grief, and the years brought with them constantly increasing infirmities.
Michelangelo regarded the freedom of his native city as lost after the second return of the Medici from exile and the assumption of the control of affairs by Alessandro and Cosmo de' Medici.
Michelangelo, who was not a fesco-painter, exerted all his powers of mind and body, abandoning his preference for the effects of sculpture in order to express without assistance and in defiance of the envious, the full ideal of his conceptions in this unwonted medium.
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Michelangelo produced at least two relief sculptures by the time he was 16 years old, the Battle of the Centaurs and the Madonna of the Stairs (both 1489-92, Casa Buonarroti, Florence), which show that he had achieved a personal style at a very early age.
Of Michelangelo's fresco, which was to represent the Battle of Cascina, an incident in the Pisan War, we now have a few studies by him and copies of a fragment of the whole full-scale cartoon which once existed (the best copy is the painting in Lord Leicester's Collection, Holkham, Norfolk).
Although Michelangelo's program was not carried out until the late 1550s and not finished until the 17th century, he designed the Campidoglio around an oval shape, with the famous antique bronze equestrian statue of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius in the center.
www.wga.hu /bio/m/michelan/biograph.html   (2428 words)

 Michelangelo -- A Biography
Michelangelo was the greatest sculptor of the sixteenth century, as Donatello was in the century before him and Bernini in the century after him.
Michelangelo's contemporary and biographer, Giorgio Vasari, vividly but inaccurately described marble carving as a gradual issuing forth from the block, like a figure that is raised little by little from a tub of water.
Michelangelo's pride of ancestry was evident in his dress and comportment, as well as in his frequent admonitions to members of his family to behave in a manner befitting their station.
www.hlla.com /reference/mb-bio.html   (7003 words)

 Sanford & A Lifetime of Color: Study Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Michelangelo's mother died when he was very little, so his father sent him to live in the home of a stonecutter.
Michelangelo refused to cover the people in his painting, so another artist was hired to paint clothes on his subjects.
Michelangelo died in Rome in 1564 at the age of 89.
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 CGFA- Bio: Michelangelo
Michelangelo was one of the most inspired creators in the history of art and, with Leonardo da Vinci, the most potent force in the Italian High Renaissance.
Michelangelo created a series of nude and clothed figures in a wide variety of poses and positions that are a prelude to his next major project, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.
Michelangelo, a partisan of the republican faction, participated in the 1527-29 war against the Medici and supervised Florentine fortifications.
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Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet, was born in Caprese in 1475 and died in Rome in 1564.
In March of 1505 Michelangelo accepted an invitation of Julius II to Rome, charging him the construction of grandiose burial monument, which was projected by the artist as an impressive complex of architecture and sculpture, celebrating the triumph of the church more, than the pope to who the monument was dedicated.
For its realization Michelangelo had to go to Carrara for eight months to chose personally the marbles, but in meantime, Julius II occupied with the plans of Bramante for the new St Peter's, set aside the project for the monument.
www.italycyberguide.com /Art/artistsarchite/michelangelo.htm   (800 words)

Michelangelo's desire to become an artist was initially opposed by his father, as to be a practising artist was then considered beneath the station of a member of the gentry.
The four unfinished slaves reveal eloquently Michelangelo's sculptural process: the figure would be outlined on the front of the marble block and then Michelangelo would work steadily inwards from this one side, in his own words 'liberating the figure imprisoned in the marble'.
Michelangelo was evidently reluctant to abandon his sculptural project for one of painting (always much less satisfying to him), but he nonetheless began work in 1508, completed the first half by 1510 and the whole ceiling by 1512.
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 Michelangelo - Olga's Gallery
Michelangelo is certainly the most representative artist of the XVI century: a sculptor, painter, architect, and poet.
Titian, and Venetian painting generally, was very much influenced by his vision, and he is responsible in large measure for the development of Mannerism.
Michelangelo di Ludovico di Lionardo di Buonarroti Simoni was born in 1475; at Caprese, in Casentino.
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 MICHELANGELO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475, in a town near Florence.
Michelangelo lived to the age of 89, and died in 1564.
Michelangelo was also a poet and architect, but painting and sculpting were his specialties.
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 Island of Freedom - Michelangelo Buonarroti
Michelangelo was above all a carver in marble whose ability to extract animate form from a block of stone remains unsurpassed.
The remainder of Michelangelo's career was largely controlled by his relationship with the papacy, and from 1505 to 1516 the Vatican became the focal point of his artistic endeavors.
To a profoundly religious and humanistic Michelangelo the jolting breakup of the Roman church after 1517, the terrible sack of Rome by the troops of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in 1527, and the final crushing of the Florentine Republic in 1530 came as disillusioning blows.
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 Michelangelo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The "Pieta" was Michelangelo's depiction of the Madonna and Christ, and one of his most famous works of art.
Late in 1533, Michelangelo settled in Rome and painted the "Last Judgment" on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel.
Michelangelo was made chief architect of St. Peter's Basilica in 1546.
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Michelangelo went on to study sculpture at Medici gardens, where, like Leonardo da Vinci, his talent was allowed to flourish by Lorenzo de Medici, patron of the arts, and ruler of Florence, who introduced him to the great thinkers of the renaissance.
Michelangelo's portrayal of women has also been the subject of speculation as to his sexual preference, as his depiction of Eve shows her as having very masculine features.
Michelangelo himself appears on the fresco as the flayed skin of St-Bartholomew, and in the lower left hand corner, as one of the damned, looking earnestly at the dead, rising from their graves.
www.famouspainter.com /michelangelo.htm   (586 words)

 Feature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Michelangelo was only six when his mother died, it coincide with the time that he had his first drawing lesson from local artist, Francisco Granacci.
When Michelangelo was 13 he moved over to France and worked as an assistant to architect Dominico Ghirlandai who had recently started work on Santa Maria Novella Church in Florence and young Michelangelo got the first break on his way to the top.
Michelangelo was very fortunate that through the Court of Lorenzo that he came into contact with brilliant sculptors, artists and writers.
www.dailynews.lk /2005/09/08/fea06.htm   (2059 words)

 Florence Art Guide - Michelangelo Buonarroti
Michelangelo was to be a protégé of the Medici family for the rest of his life, even when he fought against them during the famous siege of Florence in 1530.
On Michelangelo's return to Rome, Pope Julius II gave him a commission that was to weigh heavily on him for over forty years: the monumental tomb of the Pope, conceived as a typical classical mausoleum that united sculpture and painting.
Michelangelo spent the last twenty years of his life working in the field of architecture: he completed the construction of the Laurentian Library in Florence, designed Piazza del Campidoglio and, modifying the project of Bramante, built the Cupola of St. Peter's in Rome.
www.mega.it /eng/egui/pers/micbuon.htm   (813 words)

 WebMuseum: Michelangelo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Michelangelo began work on the colossal figure of David in 1501, and by 1504 the sculpture (standing at 4.34m/14 ft 3 in tall) was in place outside the Palazzo Vecchio.
Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel from 1508 to 1512, commissioned by Pope Julius II.
He was a liberal patron of the arts, commissioning Bramante to build St Peter's Church, Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel, and Raphael to decorate the Vatican apartments.
www.ibiblio.org /wm/paint/auth/michelangelo   (339 words)

 Michelangelo | Renaissance Artist
Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6, 1475 in the village of Caprese, Italy.
Michelangelo became an apprentice to prominent Florentine painter, Domenico Ghirlandaio at the age of 12, but soon began to study sculpture instead.
Michelangelo portrayed "David" partly as the ideal man, partly as an adolescent youth.
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 Michelangelo's David
Michelangelo was a citizen of the city state of Firenze (Florence).
Here are some references in case you are interested in Michelangelo, in David, or just in art in general.
Michelangelo Buonarroti, a large collection of statues from THAIS (can someone tell me what THAIS is?).
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 Medici Villa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Michelangelo did not take to his lessons well, preferring to spend his time with the young apprentices from the artists' workshops in the city.
Unfortunately, Michelangelo's nose was broken in the fight and always left him with the feeling that he was ugly thereafter.
Even though Michelangelo fancied himself a sculptor more than anything else, his work in his later years was in fresco painting and architecture.
www.twingroves.district96.k12.il.us /Renaissance/SistineChapel/Michelangelo/Michelangelo.html   (931 words)

 Michelangelo - Great Buildings Online
Painter, sculptor, and architect, Michelangelo Buonarroti was born in Caprese, near Florence, Italy in 1475.
Although a Renaissance artist, Michelangelo generated sculptural detailing that marked the beginning of the Baroque and the end of purely classical architecture.
He always subordinated invention to the needs of overall composition, which to Michelangelo was analogous with the symmetry and articulation of the human body.
www.greatbuildings.com /architects/Michelangelo.html   (233 words)

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