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New Prezi/Humanities


Deant'e Watkins

on 17 May 2010

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Transcript of New Prezi/Humanities

A life of art “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”-Michelangelo born on March 6, 1475
village of Caprese,Italy
mother died when Michelangelo was six
Michelangelo's father remarried,
second wife died shortly afterwards.
became an apprentice at 12 yrs. old
father was a small scale banker
lost status
temporary government job

Behind the scenes
began to study sculpture
became apprentice at 13 considered late apprenticeship
apprenticed to Domenico Ghirlandio
after 1 out of his 3 year term he left
claimed there was nothing more for him to learn
attracted the attention and patronage of Lorenzo de Medici

statue became a symbol for the new republic
outside the Palazzo Vecchio
portrayed David partly as the ideal man
Michalangelo poses David at the moment he faces the giant
partly as an adolescent youth
sculptor before painter 1508 until 1512
commissioned by Pope Julius II to repaint the ceiling
that of Pope Julius' tomb
plans far exceeded the original order of 12 painted figures on the 44 x 128 foot ceiling
over 300 figures
included nine scenes from the Book of Genesis
2nd of six male children began work on DAVID in 1501
standing at 4.34m/14 ft 3 in height
After the success of the “David” in 1504 Michelangelo's work consisted almost entirely of large scale projects

c. 1510
Tempera on wood, 159 x 149 cm
National Gallery, London

The Holy Family with the infant St. John the Baptist
c. 1506
Tempera on panel, diameter 120 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

The Conversion of Saul
Fresco, 625 x 661 cm
Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

Martyrdom of St Peter
Fresco, 625 x 662 cm
Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican Pieta
Mary is shown seated holding the dead Christ across her lap
idea was used in an earlier art piece
14th century (creator is unknown)
finished before he was 25

"I cannot work under pressures of patrons let alone paint"
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