The Progression of Michelangelo
This tackk shows the progression of Michelangelo's work from the top to the bottom.
Michelangelo was one of the most unique artists to ever walk this earth. He embodied the true Renaissance man. While he called himself first and foremost sculptor, his paintings were immaculate.
His first painting was the Torment of Saint Anthony which shows how the Egyptian hermit-saint had a vision that he rose into the air and was attacked by demons.
A few years following, he completed The Manchester Madonna and the Entombment. In comparison to the Torment of Saint Anthony, the colors are much less vivid in both of these paintings, which could be attributed to the fact in which either the painting was finished. They focus on the human body. The Entombment is the first painting in which he painted a nude male. He is widely known as the greatest painter of the male nude, due to his extensive dissections to human bodies.
Unlike the previous two, the Doni Tondo was finished and is known as the only finished panel painting to survive. It is a painting filled with bright colors and seems to foreshadow the same colors used in the Sistine celling frescoes.
Next he painted the Battle of Casina, which he depicted a scene in the beginning of the battle. The original painting was lost, but he did sketch a cartoon version.
His most famous paintings are all in the Sistine Chapel. This was significant to his carrier because they were the first paintings he painted on fresco not on tempera and oil. The Creation of Adam is the most recognizable paintings in the chapel. It is incredible because of the detail and perfection Michelangelo used in painting Adams body.
Almost forty years after completing the Sistine chapel, he painted his last two pieces of art in the Cappella Paolina.These were also on Fresco. The Conversation of Saul and The Martyrdom of St Peter are both more mannerist in comparison to the Sistine Chapel frescos and at the time. These paintings show great depth and feeling used by light and darkness and perfectly depicts the unparalleled uniqueness of Michelangelo's work.