Michelangelo Buonarroti
Portrait

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simon (March 6, 1475 - February 18, 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was 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 Italian Leonardo da Vinci.

Michelangelo's output in every field during his long life was prodigious; when the sheer volume of correspondence, sketches and reminiscences that survive is also taken into account, he is the best-documented artist of the 16th century. Two of his best-known works, the Pieta and the David, were sculpted before he turned thirty.

Despite his low opinion of painting, Michelangelo also created two of the most influential works in fresco in the history of Western art: the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling and The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Later in life he designed the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in the same city and revolutionised classical architecture with his use of the giant order of pilasters. (From wikipedia)

  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   Next Last 
Page 1 of 41   Paintings: 486
Ceiling Of The Sistine Chapel  Genesis The Fall And... - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ceiling Of The Sistine Chapel Genesis The Fall And...
Bacchus - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Bacchus
Tomb of Pope Julius II: Moses - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Tomb of Pope Julius II: Moses
David and Goliath (detail-1) 1509 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
David and Goliath (detail-1) 1509
The Rape of Ganymede c. 1533 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Rape of Ganymede c. 1533
The Last Judgement - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Last Judgement
Ceiling Of The Sistine Chapel  Sybils  Erithraea - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ceiling Of The Sistine Chapel Sybils Erithraea
David - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
David
The Holy Family with the Infant John the Baptist (or... - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Holy Family with the Infant John the Baptist (or...
Pietn I - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Pietn I
Zerubbabel - Abiud - Eliakim (detail-2) 1511-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Zerubbabel - Abiud - Eliakim (detail-2) 1511-12
Creation of Adam  1510 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Creation of Adam 1510

  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   Next Last 
Page 1 of 41   Paintings: 486