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Transcript of Michelangelo
Michelangelo’s full name was Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni.
By: Efrain Angon-Cruz
Towards the end of Michelangelo’s life he destroyed many of his sketches because he did not want people to know how hard he worked.
Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475
Michelangelo passed away in Rome,Italy in 1564.
Michelangelo was hit in the nose as when he was a teenager by Pietro Torrigiano, a fellow art student at an art academy in Florence. The hit left him with a permanently crooked nose.
Michelangelo was also a poet there are 300 poetic works still in existence that are attributed to him.
Some of his colleagues were leonardo da vinci,Raphael,Donato Bramante
Michelangelo spent four years working on the dome of the Sistine Chapel.
From 1527-1529 Michelangelo took a break from art and joined the army to defend the Republic of Florence. He worked as an engineer creating fortifications to protect Florece
Michelangelo was often not satisfied with himself and his work.
Michelangelo’s mother died when he was only six.
Some of his quotes were
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Genius is eternal patience.
Michelangelo wrote lots letters throughout his career, about490 have survived and contain original signatures.
Michelangelo was the first Western artist whose biography was published while he was still alive.
Michelangelo sculpted David and Pieta, designed a dome for St. Peter’s Basilica, and painted frescos on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel before he was 30 years old.