Happy Birthday Michelangelo!
Today we celebrate a great Artist!
If he were alive today, he would have been 539 years old, but Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni has already completed more in his lifetime than many of us can dream to. Michelangelo was renowned as an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, engineer and poet during the High Renaissance. He is considered one of the greatest artists of all time.
Michelangelo lived from March 6, 1475-February 18, 1564 and died at the age of 88. He’s renowned for being one of the top artists of the High Renaissance. He was a true Renaissance man as his great works range from sculpture to painting to poetry and even architecture. His famous works include the sculpture of David, Pieta, the painting of Madonna with Child, The Last Judgment and the Sistine Chapel Ceiling. He fancied himself a sculptor and had a lower opinion of painting despite painting two very famous frescos: The Last Judgment and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
His Finest Works:
The Statue of David
Madonna and Child
The Last Judgment
The Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Which work of art by Michelangelo is your favorite? What are you doing to celebrate his birthday? Create your own masterpieces in his style with the best supplies from Jerry’s Artarama.
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