Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Michelangelo was an Italian from the Republic of Florence. His parents were Francesca di Neri del Miniato di Siena (mother) and Ludovico di leonardo di Buonarotto Simoni (father). He was known for being a sculptor, painter, architecture, and a poet. Michelangelo passed away at age 88.

He was born in Caprese (now called Caprese Michelangelo) and raised in Florence, Italy. He attended Medici Academy were he was apprenticed to Ghirlandaio. Then, was sent to attend the Humanist academy. There he was influenced by prominent philosophers and writers of those days.

Michelangelo contributed many pieces to the Renaissance era. For example, David, Sistine Chapel, Pieta and The Last Judgement.

Contribution to Renaissance

Pieces located in the world

People can visit Michelangelo's creations in Florence, Italy (David) and Vatican City, Italy (Sistine Chapel).

Michelangelo's impact

Michelangelo made an impact in today's world by dedicating himself to years of work based on the Pope's request that he paint the Sistine Chapel. Even though painting was not an art form that he agreed with, he performed the task to the best of his abilities which is a tribute that is lost on most of today's society.

His art contains fresh ways of expression; clothed figures, novel attitudes, new inventions, sublime subjects, and different arrangements. This attribute is a benefit that all artists can try to attain when creating their own art.

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