Buonarroti: The Life Of Michelangelo's Journey Through Life

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The Life of Michelangelo Michelangelo Buonarroti was a brilliant Italian artist from the 15th century. Author Ascanio Condivi wrote an interesting biography called The Life of Michelangelo, which talks about Michelangelo’s journey through life. Michelangelo came from a noble family, the counts of Canossa, who are from a part of Reggio, Italy. Michelangelo’s father realized at a young age that his son was brilliant. He wanted his son to study in the field of letter so he sent Michelangelo to an upscale grammar school. Even though Michelangelo’s father did not approve of this he became an art apprentice under Domenico and David Ghirlandaio. Soon he left Domenico and David Ghirlandaio’s studio and entered Bertoldo do Giovanni’s school of sculpture.…show more content…
At the same time people like the pope started to criticize Michelangelo for painting nude people in the Last Judgment. After this incident Michelangelo started to become more involved in architecture. He also sculpted and painted famous and important pieces of art in his life time. The Pieta is an example, in fact, Michelangelo wanted to be buried at the foot of the Pieta. After Michelangelo’s father died at the age of ninety-two, Michelangelo became interested in the anatomy of the bod and started to dissect bodies. When Michelangelo’s heart and health started to weaken and go down he started to focus on designs and plans for his architectural projects. He did this while simultaneously working on the several pietas he made. In 1564 Michelangelo fell severely ill and died a couple days later. The pope wanted Michelangelo’s body to be buried in St. Peters, but a family member took his body to Florence and buried it in Santa Croce. Michelangelo was a brilliant painter who is still admired today for his wonderful marble statues and sculptures, the beautiful Bible scenes painted on the walls of Sistine Chapel with such patience and grace, and his vibrant paintings. Michelangelo tried

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