Michelangelo Art

Michelangelo Art

Michelangelo Buonarroti (March 6, 1475, Caprese, Tuscany - February 18, 1564, Rome), commonly known as Michelangelo, an Italian High Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, and poet who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. His artistic achievements were of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and fellow Da Vinci.

Michelangelo was considered the greatest living artist in his lifetime, and ever since then he has been held to be one of the greatest artists of all times. A number of his works in painting, sculpture, and architecture rank among the most famous in existence. Michelangelo is one of the greatest artists of all time, a man whose name has become synonymous with the word "masterpiece". As an artist he was unmatched, the creator of works of sublime beauty that express the full breadth of the human condition.

Michelangelo is the best-documented artist of the 16th century. Two of his best-known works, the Pieta and the David, were sculpted in his late twenties to early thirties. Despite his low opinion of painting, Michelangelo also created two of the most influential fresco paintings in the history of Western art: the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling and The Last Judgement on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Later in life he designed the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and revolutionised classical architecture. His dome for St. Peter's became the symbol of authority, as well as the model, for domes all over the world. The majority of state capitol buildings in the U.S., as well as the Capitol in Washington, D.C., are derived from it.

Giorgio Vasari proposed that Michelangelo was the pinnacle of all artistic achievement since the beginning of the Renaissance, a viewpoint that continued to be influential in art history for centuries. In his lifetime he was also often called Il Divino (the divine one), an appropriate name given his intense spirituality. One of the qualities most admired by his contemporaries was his sense of awe-inspiring grandeur, and it was the attempts of subsequent artists to imitate Michelangelo's impassioned and highly personal style that resulted in the next major movement in Western art after the High Renaissance, Mannerism.

Michelangelo, who was often arrogant with others and constantly dissatisfied with himself, saw art as originating from inner inspiration and from culture. The figures that he created are forceful and dynamic, each in its own space apart from the outside world. Fundamental to Michelangelo's art is his love of male beauty which attracted him both aesthetically and emotionally. Such feelings caused him great pain, and he expressed the struggle between platonic ideals and sexual desire in his sculpture, drawing and his poetry, too, for among his other accomplishments Michelangelo was the great Italian lyric poet of the 16th century.

Disregarding Da Vinci, Michelangelo could possibly be the greatest artist and sculptor who has ever lived. His paintings and sculptures have changed the meaning of art forever.

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Contents

  1. Battle, 1492
  2. Madonna of the Stairs, 1492
  3. Angel with Candlestick, 1495
  4. Bacchus, 1497
  5. Pieta, 1499
  6. Pieta (Detail), 1499
  7. David, 1504
  8. David (Detail), 1504
  9. Madonna (Tondo Pitti) (Detail), 1505
  10. Madonna and Child, 1505
  11. Madonna and Child (Detail 2), 1505
  12. Madonna and Child (Detail), 1505
  13. The Doni Tondo (Detail), 1506
  14. Sistine Chapel, Ancestors of Christ, 1509
  15. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, Drunkenness of Noah (Detail 2), 1509
  16. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, Drunkenness of Noah (Detail 3), 1509
  17. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, Drunkenness of Noah (Detail), 1509
  18. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Flood (Detail 2), 1509
  19. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Flood (Detail 3), 1509
  20. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Flood (Detail), 1509
  21. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Sacrifice of Noah, 1509
  22. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Sacrifice of Noah (Detail 2), 1509
  23. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Sacrifice of Noah (Detail 3), 1509
  24. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Sacrifice of Noah (Detail), 1509
  25. Sistine Chapel, Five Sibyls, The Delphic Sibyl, 1509
  26. Sistine Chapel, Five Sibyls, The Delphic Sibyl (Detail 2), 1509
  27. Sistine Chapel, Five Sibyls, The Delphic Sibyl (Detail), 1509
  28. Sistine Chapel, Five Sibyls, The Erythraean Sibyl, 1509
  29. Sistine Chapel, Five Sibyls, The Erythraean Sibyl (Detail), 1509
  30. Sistine Chapel, Pendentives, David and Goliath (Detail 2), 1509
  31. Sistine Chapel, Pendentives, David and Goliath (Detail), 1509
  32. Sistine Chapel, Pendentives, Judith and Holofernes (Detail), 1509
  33. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Isaiah, 1509
  34. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Isaiah (Detail 2), 1509
  35. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Isaiah (Detail), 1509
  36. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Joel, 1509
  37. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Joel (Detail 2), 1509
  38. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Joel (Detail), 1509
  39. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Zechariah, 1509
  40. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Zechariah (Detail 2), 1509
  41. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Zechariah (Detail), 1509
  42. Entombment, 1510
  43. Sistine Chapel, Ancestors of Christ, 1510
  44. Sistine Chapel, Ancestors of Christ (Detail), 1510
  45. Sistine Chapel, Ancestors of Christ 2, 1510
  46. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Creation of Adam, 1510
  47. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Creation of Adam (Detail 2), 1510
  48. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Creation of Adam (Detail 3), 1510
  49. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Creation of Adam (Detail 4), 1510
  50. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Creation of Adam (Detail), 1510
  51. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Creation of Eve (Detail 2), 1510
  52. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Creation of Eve (Detail), 1510
  53. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Expulsion from Garden of Eden, 1510
  54. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Fall (The Original Sin), 1510
  55. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Fall (The Original Sin) (Detail), 1510
  56. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Fall and Expulsion from Garden of Eden, 1510
  57. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Fall and Expulsion from Garden of Eden (Detail), 1510
  58. Sistine Chapel, Five Sibyls, The Cumaean Sibyl, 1510
  59. Sistine Chapel, Five Sibyls, The Cumaean Sibyl (Detail), 1510
  60. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Ezekiel, 1510
  61. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Ezekiel (Detail 2), 1510
  62. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Ezekiel (Detail), 1510
  63. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 1, 1510
  64. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 10, 1510
  65. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 11, 1510
  66. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 12, 1510
  67. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 13, 1510
  68. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 14, 1510
  69. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 15, 1510
  70. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 16, 1510
  71. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 17, 1510
  72. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 18, 1510
  73. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 2, 1510
  74. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 3, 1510
  75. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 4, 1510
  76. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 5, 1510
  77. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 6, 1510
  78. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 7, 1510
  79. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 8, 1510
  80. Sistine Chapel, The Ignudi, Ignudo 9, 1510
  81. Sistine Chapel, Ancestors of Christ, 1511
  82. Sistine Chapel, Ancestors of Christ 2, 1511
  83. Sistine Chapel, Ancestors of Christ 2 (Detail 2), 1511
  84. Sistine Chapel, Ancestors of Christ 2 (Detail), 1511
  85. Sistine Chapel, Ancestors of Christ 3, 1511
  86. Sistine Chapel, Ancestors of Christ 3 (Detail), 1511
  87. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Plants, 1511
  88. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Plants (Detail 2), 1511
  89. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Plants (Detail 3), 1511
  90. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Plants (Detail), 1511
  91. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Separation of Land and Water, 1511
  92. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Separation of Land and Water (Detail), 1511
  93. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Separation of Light from Darkness, 1511
  94. Sistine Chapel, Book of Genesis, The Separation of Light from Darkness (Detail), 1511
  95. Sistine Chapel, Five Sibyls, The Libyan Sibyl, 1511
  96. Sistine Chapel, Five Sibyls, The Libyan Sibyl (Detail), 1511
  97. Sistine Chapel, Five Sibyls, The Persian Sibyl, 1511
  98. Sistine Chapel, Pendentives, Punishment of Haman (Detail 2), 1511
  99. Sistine Chapel, Pendentives, Punishment of Haman (Detail), 1511
  100. Sistine Chapel, Pendentives, The Brazen Serpent (Detail 2), 1511
  101. Sistine Chapel, Pendentives, The Brazen Serpent (Detail), 1511
  102. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Daniel, 1511
  103. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Daniel (Detail), 1511
  104. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Jeremiah, 1511
  105. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Jeremiah (Detail 2), 1511
  106. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Jeremiah (Detail), 1511
  107. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Jonah, 1511
  108. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Jonah (Detail 2), 1511
  109. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Jonah (Detail 3), 1511
  110. Sistine Chapel, Seven Prophets, Jonah (Detail), 1511
  111. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Achim and Eliud, 1512
  112. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Achim and Eliud (Detail 2), 1512
  113. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Achim and Eliud (Detail), 1512
  114. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Amminadab (Detail 2), 1512
  115. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Amminadab (Detail), 1512
  116. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Amminadabi, 1512
  117. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Asa, Jehoshaphat, and Joram (Detail 2), 1512
  118. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Asa, Jehoshaphat, and Joram (Detail), 1512
  119. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Azor and Zadok (Detail 2), 1512
  120. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Azor and Zadok (Detail), 1512
  121. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Eleazar and Matthan, 1512
  122. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Eleazar and Matthan (Detail 2), 1512
  123. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Eleazar and Matthan (Detail 3), 1512
  124. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Eleazar and Matthan (Detail), 1512
  125. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Hezekiah, Manasseh, and Amon, 1512
  126. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Hezekiah, Manasseh, and Amon (Detail 2), 1512
  127. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Hezekiah, Manasseh, and Amon (Detail 3), 1512
  128. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Hezekiah, Manasseh, and Amon (Detail), 1512
  129. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Jacob and Joseph, 1512
  130. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Jacob and Joseph (Detail 2), 1512
  131. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Jacob and Joseph (Detail 3), 1512
  132. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Jacob and Joseph (Detail 4), 1512
  133. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Jacob and Joseph (Detail), 1512
  134. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Jesse, David, and Solomon, 1512
  135. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Jesse, David, and Solomon (Detail 2), 1512
  136. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Jesse, David, and Solomon (Detail), 1512
  137. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Josiah, Jechoniah, and Shealtiel, 1512
  138. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Josiah, Jechoniah, and Shealtiel (Detail 2), 1512
  139. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Josiah, Jechoniah, and Shealtiel (Detail), 1512
  140. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Nahshon, 1512
  141. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Nahshon (Detail 2), 1512
  142. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Nahshon (Detail), 1512
  143. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Rehoboam and Abijah, 1512
  144. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Rehoboam and Abijah (Detail 2), 1512
  145. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Rehoboam and Abijah (Detail), 1512
  146. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Salmon, Boaz, and Obed, 1512
  147. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Salmon, Boaz, and Obed (Detail 2), 1512
  148. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Salmon, Boaz, and Obed (Detail), 1512
  149. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Uzziah, Jotham, and Ahaz, 1512
  150. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Uzziah, Jotham, and Ahaz (Detail 2), 1512
  151. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Uzziah, Jotham, and Ahaz (Detail), 1512
  152. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Zerubbabel, Abiud, and Eliakim, 1512
  153. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Zerubbabel, Abiud, and Eliakim (Detail 2), 1512
  154. Sistine Chapel, Lunettes, Zerubbabel, Abiud, and Eliakim (Detail), 1512
  155. Slave Dying (Detail), 1513
  156. Moses (Detail), 1515
  157. Christ Carrying the Cross (Detail), 1521
  158. Sistine Chapel, The Last Judgment, 1541
  159. Sistine Chapel, The Last Judgment (Detail 2), 1541
  160. Sistine Chapel, The Last Judgment (Detail 3), 1541
  161. Sistine Chapel, The Last Judgment (Detail 4), 1541
  162. Sistine Chapel, The Last Judgment (Detail 5), 1541
  163. Sistine Chapel, The Last Judgment (Detail 6), 1541
  164. Sistine Chapel, The Last Judgment (Detail 7), 1541
  165. Sistine Chapel, The Last Judgment (Detail 8), 1541
  166. Sistine Chapel, The Last Judgment (Detail), 1541
  167. Sistine Chapel, The Last Judgment, Christ the Judge, 1541
  168. Rachel and Leah, 1545
  169. The Conversion of Saul (Detail 2), 1545
  170. The Conversion of Saul (Detail 3), 1545
  171. The Conversion of Saul (Detail 4), 1545
  172. The Conversion of Saul (Detail), 1545
  173. Pieta, 1550
  174. Pieta (Detail), 1550
  175. The Martyrdom of St. Peter (Detail 2), 1550
  176. The Martyrdom of St. Peter (Detail 3), 1550
  177. The Martyrdom of St. Peter (Detail 4), 1550
  178. The Martyrdom of St. Peter (Detail 5), 1550
  179. The Martyrdom of St. Peter (Detail), 1550
  180. Pieta Rondanini (Detail), 1564

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Art Encyclopedia A world history of art in articles.
      Renaissance
            Michelangelo
                  Art, life and biography.
                  Michelangelo's David.
                  Michelangelo's Pieta.
                  Sistine Chapel. High Renaissance Masterpiece.
                  Sistine Chapel. Book of Genesis.
                  Sistine Chapel. The Ignudi.
                  Sistine Chapel. Seven Prophets.
                  Sistine Chapel. Five Sibyls.
                  Sistine Chapel. Lunettes.
                  Sistine Chapel. Pendentives.
                  Sistine Chapel. The Ancestors of Christ.
                  Sistine Chapel. The Last Judgement.

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