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Transcript of Michelangelo
1. the activity, spirit, or time of the great revival of art, literature, and learning in Europe beginning in the 14th century and extending to the 17th century, marking the transition from the medieval to the modern world. •Michelangelo learned from and was inspired by the scholars and writers in Lorenzo's intellectual circle.
•He refined his techniques from Bertoldo di Giovanni.
•Like many artists in the Renaissance, he sought inspiration from classic sculptors from ancient Greece.
•Lorenzo Ghiberti, Domenico Ghirlandaio, and
Bertoldo di Giovanni, were three of his bigger influences. Inspiration •The Statue of David is one of Michelangelo's most famous works.
•The sculpture is more than just a sculpture because of what it represents. The statue represents the strength of the individual demonstrated by David defeating Goliath.
•It shows that a seemingly weaker power can beat a seemingly stronger power. The Statue of David •Instead of playing it safe by following the original design, Michelangelo proposed to paint the entire ceiling. An idea which the Pope accepted.
•Realizing the huge task he had proposed, common sense told him to hire assistants. Several were hired, but after a short time, he fired them all.
•On his own, it took him 4 years to completely paint the enormous ceiling. Michelangelo painted the Chapel from 1508-1512. This entire time he spent it laying on his back with plaster and paint dripping into his face.
•His project was commissioned by Pope Julius II. The Sistine Chapel •Today, you can find Michelangelo's art all over the world! From the Louvre in Paris, to small towns in Belgium like Bruges. He's everywhere! By: Edward, Mason, and Olivia The French term Renaissance emerged in the 19th century and it was used to describe an entire period of re-birth. This period took place between the 14th and 17th centuries. The Renaissance proved to be the time of great transformation of the artists as they came to a different place in society. This is when art was becoming more than just a craft. Especially for the artist we are focusing on... Life In a
Nut Shell •Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Italy.
•When he was just 13, he was an apprentice to painter Demenico Ghirlandaio from 1449–1494.
•At 14 his talent drew the attention of Florence's leading citizen at the time, Lorenzo de Medici, who invited him to live at his house.
•Michelangelo's works include sculptures, David and Pietà, and the ceiling paintings of Rome's Sistine Chapel, including the Last Judgment.
•Although he always considered himself a Florentine, Michelangelo lived most of his life in Rome, where he died in 1564, at age 88. Michelangelo's birth name was:
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (have fun pronoucing that!) DID YOU KNOW... DID YOU KNOW... Michelangelo was left-handed! HEY IT'S DAVID! "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."
– Michelangelo •Michelangelo got his inspiration for most of his sculptures from Greek sculptors but, unlike them, David does not have an emotionless facial expression. He instead looks angry, but calm, and ready to face Goliath. Michelangelo! Even when he was younger, Michelangelo was an excellent artist. When he was just 14, he was discovered by one of the most powerful and wealthiest citizens in Florence, Lorenzo de Medici. For centuries the Medici family was a huge influence in Florence, affecting mostly everything from politics to art. As a generous supporter of artists, Lorenzo de Medici gave the young Michelangelo the opportunity to study art with little distraction. During this time, Michelangelo not only learned from other artists, but from politicians and philosophers as well. Lorenzo gave Michelangelo a really great start in his career. Life With The Medici Can you guess who wrote one of two biographies of Michelangelo during his lifetime? ANYBODY? Believe it or not, Leonardo da Vinci wrote a biography of Michelangelo! WAS IT: Lorenzo de Medici Leonardo da Vinci Bertoldo di Giovanni Pope Julius II Michelangelo was only 24
when he carved this sculpture. Michelangelo's primary concentration was on a sculpture. It was the Pietà made in the year 1500. This particular sculpture attracted the awareness of the Catholic Church. It represented the Virgin Mary mourning the death of her son, Jesus Christ. It is a popular image in Renaissance art. The Creation of Adam represents God's connection with the humans he created. Some interpretations are that God is holding Eve in order to show innocence, but also his guidance for all humans. God is depicted in a brain which shows power and knowledge. In this painting alone, you can see the amount of time and thought Michelangelo put into his art. Construction started in the chapel in 1473. At the time, the Pope was Pope Sixtus IV, the Pope from which the chapel got its name. DID YOU KNOW... St. Matthew by Michelangelo (1505-06) This is a portrait of Michelangelo from about 1535. He is about 60 in this painting. Pietà The Creation of Adam The Last Judgement This is also a painting by that is found in the Sistine Chapel, but it is found on the wall behind the altar instead of on the ceiling. It was painted between 1536 and 1541, and Michelangelo was in his late 60s when he finished. This piece was commissioned by Pope Paul III. The radiating spiral from the central figure of Christ is the dominating feature in the painting, and one that Michelangelo might have borrowed from the theories of Copernicus (1473 – 1543) whom Michelangelo admired. His Major Works Include: The Statue of David The Creation of Adam Virgin Mary (Pietà) The Last Judgement St. Peter's Cathedral "If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius."
– Michelangelo "Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish."
– Michelangelo •He made very complex and elegant pieces. It wasn't just a sculpture or just a painting, but nearly all of his artwork made you think about something other than paint or marble.
•Like many other Italian Ranaissance artists he used many mythological themes, but he perfected classical techniques and produced a whole new kind of amazing art.
•Sculptures showed human perfections and, in the Renaissance, the only close-to-human perfection was God. Artists then began to really think about the fact that there is more to a hand than just fingers and a palm.
•Many artists today use the powerful strength of the complex poses of Michelangelo’s statues, and they compare their art to that of Michelangelo's. His Influence St. Peter's Cathedral •In 1546, Pope Paul III named Michelangelo the official architect of the St. Peter's Cathedral.
•This building was meant to serve as the headquarters for the Roman Catholic Church.
•Michelangelo died before seeing his creation completely finished, but he worked on it until his death in 1564. This is the Cathedral today in a birds eye view. This is the Cathedral looking down to the altar. And this is the inside of the dome. •The Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence holds Michelangelo's original David statue as well as his portrayal of St. Matthew, acquired in 1906. •Most of his artwork is scattered throughout Rome in churches, museums, and even schools. Some examples are in the St. Peter's Cathedral and the Church of Santa Maria. •In the Metropolitan Museum, in New York, there are four of his works. All four are sketches or drafts of his sculptures including that of Pope Julius' tomb. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_did_Michelangelo_influence_the_art_world_and_impact_society
http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ma-Mo/Michelangelo.html Sites THANK YOU FOR WATCHING! WAIT! DID YOU KNOW... Michelangelo died in 1564 at the age of 88, which is extremely old for someone of his time period. He died in Rome where he lived most of his life. I feel as lit by fire a cold countenance
That burns me from afar and keeps itself ice-chill;
A strength I feel two shapely arms to fill
Which without motion moves every balance.
— (Michael Sullivan, translation)