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, The Fall and... - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel: Genesis, The Fall and...
Achim - Eliud (detail-2) 1511-12 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Achim - Eliud (detail-2) 1511-12
The Last Judgement [detail] - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
The Last Judgement [detail]
Tomb of Giuliano de Medici - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Tomb of Giuliano de Medici
Tomb of Lorenzo de Medici - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Tomb of Lorenzo de Medici
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel [detail] II - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel [detail] II
Twilight and Dawn - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Twilight and Dawn
Study For Christ On The Cross With Mourners - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Study For Christ On The Cross With Mourners
David (side-rear view) - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
David (side-rear view)
Brutus [detail: 1] - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.michelangelo-gallery.org
Brutus [detail: 1]
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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