Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Episode 75: Michelangelo

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni or just Michelangelo a famous sculptor, painter, architect and poet. He was born March 6 1475 in Caprese, Italy and grew up in Florence. 

At the age of 13 he was apprenticed to Domenico it was at this time that he really excelled as an artist. and later joined the Household of Lorenzo de’Medici, the Medici Family was one of the primary patrons of the arts in Italy.

Michelangelo, Pieta, 1498-99
Michelangelo, David, 1501-04
Listen to Episode 25: The Davids to learn more about Michelangelo's statue of David, as well as Bernini and Donatello David's.

Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel Ceiling, 1508-1512
Michelangelo was commissioned to paint the Sistine Chapel in 1508 by Pope Julius II. Michelangelo didn't want the commission and turned it down at first. He really did not like to paint and much preferred sculpture. He would have had to complete one figure every four days in order to finish the ceiling in the four years it took him to finish painting it.

Michelangelo, The Last Judgement, 1537-41
Michelangelo, Medici Chapel

Michelangelo, Medici Chapel detail.
Tune in next week to hear Julia and our newest member Alisha, talk about Photorealism.

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