Michelangelo

1475-1564

Michelangelo was an Italian Sculptor, painter, architect, engineer, & poet during the Renaissance.

He was raised in Florence Italy, but spent most of his life in Rome.

Family Members

Father, Mother (who died when he was 6), and 4 brothers


Physical appearance

Scraggly Beard
disfigured nose (due to a punch when he was 17)
5'2" and 100 lbs
small eyes
narrow lips

Personality traits

pious
independent
persistent
determined


Education

Apprenticed to Domenico Ghirlandajo in 1488. He received further training at the palace of Medici, and studied in various other places throughout his life.


Important works

David (1504)
Pieta (1499)
Sistine Chapel Ceiling (1512)
The Creation of Adam (1512)
The Last Judgement (1541)
Moses (1515)

impact

His art impacted Christian concepts of what important figures of the bible looked like.

Most of his work is now on display in Rome & Vatican City.

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