Michelangelo di ludovico buonarroti simoni (known as michelangelo) was born on 6 march 1475 in the tuscan town of caprese, near arezzo his family were natives of florence and they returned to the city within a few weeks of the birth, when ludovico buonarroti's term as mayor of caprese had ended. On july 4 michelangelo started to carve an over-life-size statue of the roman wine god, bacchus, commissioned by cardinal raffaele riario the work was rejected by the cardinal, and subsequently entered the collection of the banker jacopo galli, for his garden. In michelangelo: early life and worksthe commission (1498) for the pietà, now in st peter's basilicathe name refers not (as is often presumed) to this specific work but to a common traditional type of devotional image, this work being today the most famous example.
Michelangelo di lodovico buonarroti simoni (1475-1564) was a brilliant italian artist who is best known for such masterpieces as the triumphant sculpture david, the controversial last judgment, and his paintings on the magnificent ceiling of the sistine chapel. Michelangelo's earliest sculpture, the battle of the centaurs (mythological creatures that are part man and part horse), a stone work created when he was about seventeen, is regarded as remarkable for the simple, solid forms and squarish proportions of the figures, which add intensity to their violent interaction. The end of life and his artistic legacy (1556-1564) as michelangelo became increasingly frail, he worked less on sculpture and more on architectural designs and religious drawings.
Michelangelo and another young sculptor called pietro torrigiano studied sculpture under bertoldo di giovanni michelangelo had an argument with torrigiano, who punched him on the nose so that it was badly broken and spoilt his appearance for the rest of his life. Biography of michelangelo the second of five brothers, michelangelo was born on march 6, 1475, at caprese, in tuscany, to ludovico di leonardo di buonarotto simoni and francesca neri. Timeline of michelangelo's life work 1475 michelangelo buonarroti was born on march 6 in caprese, a village near florence, during his father's short term as mayor and local magistrate.
Michelangelo was fiercely protective of the sketches he produced in preparation for his works he was intensely paranoid that others would try to plagiarize his work and thus kept a firm watch on where his sketches ended up, sending many of them home to his family. Michelangelo is known for many famous works, such as david a 14 foot high marble statue and the pieta, another marble sculpture in vatican city early years michelangelo was born on march 6, 1475 in caprese. Later in michelangelo's life, he was able to create several pietas, which reflects different images the pieta of vittoria colonna, for instance, was a chalk drawing that presented mary with upraised arms and hands, which indicated her prophetic role. Michelangelo's decision to defy his father and risk his family's social standing created a distance between the two men that would haunt the artist throughout his life within this conflict is found an understanding of michelangelo the artist and, more importantly, the man.
Michelangelo's greatest painting, the decoration of the sistine chapel, was painted singlehandedly between 1508-1512the awe-inspiring work represents scenes of the creation and the old testament through the story of noah, and begins with adam receiving the spark of divine life from god. This lesson will focus on the life and works of michelangelo it will discuss his life in florence, his dealings with the medici family, his sculpture 'david,' the sistine chapel and many other of. When michelangelo finished sculpting david, it was clear that this was quite possibly the most beautiful figure ever created—exceeding the beauty even of ancient greek and roman sculptures word of david reached pope julius ii in rome, and he asked michelangelo to come to rome to work for him. The statue was immediately recognized as a masterpiece, and is considered one of michelangelo's two greatest sculptures in 1508, commissioned by pope julius ii, michelangelo began the work from which he became most famous for, the ceiling of the sistine chapel.
Biography of leonardo da vinci early life, 1452-1466 leonardo was born on april 15, 1452, at the third hour of the night in the tuscan hill town of vinci, in the lower valley of the arno river in the territory of florence. The work, one of michelangelo's earliest, caused much controversy it was originally commissioned by cardinal riario and was inspired by a description of a lost bronze sculpture by the ancient sculptor praxiteles. This is a classic biography, deeply researched and covering every aspect of michelangelo's life wallace has devoted considerable time in his study of michelangelo's work — his book michelangelo: the complete sculpture, painting, architecture is a very good illustrated companion to the biography.