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)

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Zerubbabel - Abiud - Eliakim (detail-2) 1511-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Zerubbabel - Abiud - Eliakim (detail-2) 1511-12
Bacchus [detail: 1] - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Bacchus [detail: 1]
Satyr's Head - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Satyr's Head
Creation of Adam Hands only - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Creation of Adam Hands only
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Ceiling Of The Sistine Chapel  Genesis Noah 7 9  The... - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ceiling Of The Sistine Chapel Genesis Noah 7 9 The...
The Last Judgement [detail: 1] - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Last Judgement [detail: 1]
Ceiling Of The Sistine Chapel  Genesis Noah 7 9  The... - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ceiling Of The Sistine Chapel Genesis Noah 7 9 The...
The Prophet Zachariah  1508-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Prophet Zachariah 1508-12
Allegorical figure - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Allegorical figure
Rebellious Slave - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Rebellious Slave
The Last Judgement [detail: 2] (or After restoration) - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Last Judgement [detail: 2] (or After restoration)

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