Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese in Tuscany. He was a sculptor, painter and architect. Because of his extraordinary diversity of talent, he is considered one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance period and arguably of all time. Michelangelo revitalized the classical idea that the nude human body is a sufficient way to express all of the emotions in which a painter can depict. Above all, he promoted the idea that painters and sculptors were real artist rather than just decorators or stone masons. Some of his greatest works include the Pietá, the statue of David and his paintings in the Sistine chapel.
As you can see in the collage above, Michelangelo has sculpted many masterpieces in his lifetime. Almost all of his work was influenced by Christianity. His most famous Sculpture, David, is one of the most recognizable statues in the world of art. David stands thirteen feet and five inches tall and depicts David patiently waiting for battle, prepared with a slingshot in one had and a stone in the other. Michelangelo’s other most famous sculpture is the Pietá. This sculpture illustrates the scene of Virgin Mary holding the dead body of Christ after his crucifixion. Just like the statue of David and the Pietá, Michelangelo created every one of his sculptures with great detail and precision. This collage is an arrangement of some of Michelangelo’s best pieces of sculpture placed around a picture of Michelangelo himself.