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 [detail] II - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel [detail] II
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel: Genesis, The Fall and... - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel: Genesis, The Fall and...
Resurrection of Christ - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Resurrection of Christ
Pietn Rondanini (unfinished) [detail: 1] - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Pietn Rondanini (unfinished) [detail: 1]
Study for Haman - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Study for Haman
Tomb of Lorenzo de Medici - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Tomb of Lorenzo de Medici
Twilight and Dawn - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Twilight and Dawn
Amminadab (detail-2) 1511-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Amminadab (detail-2) 1511-12
David (side-rear view) - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
David (side-rear view)
Ancestors of Christ -  Zerubbabel with parents and... - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ancestors of Christ - Zerubbabel with parents and...
Tomb of Pope Julius II: Moses [detail: 1] - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Tomb of Pope Julius II: Moses [detail: 1]
Ceiling fresco for the story of creation in the Sistine... - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ceiling fresco for the story of creation in the Sistine...

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