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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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...
Tomb of Pope Julius II [detail] - Rachel and Leah - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Tomb of Pope Julius II [detail] - Rachel and Leah
Crucifix - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Crucifix
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...
Back View Of A Woman - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Back View Of A Woman
The Deluge 1508-09 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Deluge 1508-09
The Last Judgement: Christ the Judge - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Last Judgement: Christ the Judge
David [detail] I - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
David [detail] I
Battle Of Cascina  Study For A Figure - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Battle Of Cascina Study For A Figure
The Libyan Sibyl (detail) 1511 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Libyan Sibyl (detail) 1511
The Deluge (detail-1) 1508-09 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Deluge (detail-1) 1508-09
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - bay 9 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - bay 9

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