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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Battle Of Cascina (Part) 1505 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Battle Of Cascina (Part) 1505
David [detail] I - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
David [detail] I
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel: Ignudi, next to Separation... - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel: Ignudi, next to Separation...
The Risen Christ - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Risen Christ
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - bay 9 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - bay 9
Victory - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Victory
Leda and the Swan - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Leda and the Swan
David-Apollo - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
David-Apollo
Study for
Study for "The Colonna Pieta"
The Last Judgement fresco on the altar wall of the... - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Last Judgement fresco on the altar wall of the...
Christ Carrying the Cross - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Christ Carrying the Cross
Study for Haman 1511 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Study for Haman 1511

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