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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Design For A Statue Of Henry II Of France On Horseback - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Design For A Statue Of Henry II Of France On Horseback
The Damned Soul c. 1525 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Damned Soul c. 1525
Study for Haman - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Study for Haman
Nude Youth - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Nude Youth
St Petronius - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
St Petronius
Archers shooting at a Herm - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Archers shooting at a Herm
Pietn Rondanini (unfinished) [detail: 1] - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Pietn Rondanini (unfinished) [detail: 1]
Crouching Boy - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Crouching Boy
Expulsion from Garden of Eden 1509-10 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Expulsion from Garden of Eden 1509-10
Angel with Candlestick - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Angel with Candlestick
Resurrection of Christ - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Resurrection of Christ
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel: Genesis, The Fall and... - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel: Genesis, The Fall and...

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