Michelangelo Buonarroti
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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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The Fall and Expulsion from Garden of Eden (detail... - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Fall and Expulsion from Garden of Eden (detail...
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - bay 1 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - bay 1
Slave (awakening) - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Slave (awakening)
Zerubbabel - Abiud - Eliakim (detail-1) 1511-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Zerubbabel - Abiud - Eliakim (detail-1) 1511-12
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel: Genesis, The Fall and... - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel: Genesis, The Fall and...
Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs
David [detail: rear view] - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
David [detail: rear view]
The Libyan Sibyl 1511 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Libyan Sibyl 1511
The Doni Tondo (framed) c. 1506 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Doni Tondo (framed) c. 1506
Madonna and Child - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Madonna and Child
The Fall and Expulsion from Garden of Eden 1509-10 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Fall and Expulsion from Garden of Eden 1509-10
Study for Adam c. 1510 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Study for Adam c. 1510

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