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Transcript of Michelangelo

The Sistine Chapel
- http://www.accademia.org/explore-museum/artworks/michelangelos-david/

The Pieta
St. Peter's Basilica
David Continued
Scuplted in his early 20s
displays young artist pride
apprentice to Ghirlandaio
Forged his own tools
Helped quarry the stone
What does Michelangelo have in common with Leonardo daVinci, besides TMNT?
What's different about this Virgin than those of other Pietas?
Commissioned by French Cardinal Living in Rome
Michelangelo designed the dome but died before it was completed
The commissioners wanted a dome equal to that of Brunelleschi's
He used the Greek cross design
Done according to his drawings
The Pieta resides here today
Michelangelo took over for Raphael who took over for Bramante
Worked w/o pay
Pyramidal structure
out of proportion
complicated drapery of clothing
Marble seems like flesh
Balances Renaissance ideals of classical beauty with naturalism
Mary acts like a mother
The Last Judgement
This work took four years to complete and was done between 1536-1541
The original subject was the resurrection but with the Pope's death and Pope Paul III as his successor he felt that the Last Judgement was more fitting. The Counter Reformation was going on at this time.
Traditional medieval last judgements showed figures dressed according to their social positions
What are some of the techniques used in the this painting that are used in the Sistene Chapel?
Created between 1501-1504
14 ft tall and made of marble
Commissioned by the Opera del Duomo for the Cathedral of Florence
Michelangelo was only 26 years old but he was already the most famous and best paid artist in his days.
First time ever of David depicted before the battle with Goliath
When revealed, it had been "too perfect" to be placed in the Cathedral, so it was placed in Piazza della Signoria
Watchful eyes
Pulsing vains
Curved torso
Strained thigh muscles
Proportions off (such as large hands) because it was meant to be seen from down below when it was originally Suppose to be on the Catherdral roof line
What do Donatello's David and Michelangelo's David have alike? Different?

Which do you find more aesthetically pleasing?
Born March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Italy
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni.
Sculptor, Painter, Architect, Poet
Studied as apprentice for Domenico Ghirlandaio then Studied at sculpture gardens of the Medici family with Bertoldo di Geovanni
Died February 18, 1564 in Rome, Italy
Any guesses as to why he refused to be paid?
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