How Did Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni Influence Michelangelo

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was one of the most admired and successful artists of the Italian renaissance, also known as the “Renaissance Man.” During the 16th century Michelangelo was not only a magnificent sculptor but also a painter, architect, poet and engineer. He was considered one of the greatest artists of all time with a unique style that was often displayed in his work. He created many famous pieces including the sculpture “Pietà and David” and his famous painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo changed conservative art to a more humanistic style. Although Michelangelo was born on March 6th, 1475 in Caprese, Italy, a small village near Arezzo, he grew up in Florence. He was the second of five…show more content…
Pietà is an Italian word that means pity or compassion. This was the beginning of what was called the mannerism movement. It was an art style in the sixteenth century that brought a more human appearance in the form of nudity. Michelangelo sculpted the Pietà while he was in Rome in his early 20’s for cardinal Jean Bilhères de Lagraulas. It took him less than one year to complete which he finished in 1498. This amazing piece is nearly six feet wide and stands just about as tall, was sculpted from a block of stone that Michelangelo chose from the marble quarry. This work of art is the only piece that Michelangelo signed. As he stood back to admire it he overheard people saying that it was the work of another artist. So, he immediately signed the sash across Mary’s chest to confirm that he was the creator. This impressive sculpture has been moved five times and is now on display at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. The Pietà is the Virgin Mary holding the body of Jesus after the crucifixion. The statue is of a large man in the lap of a young women and appears to be out of proportion. The Virgin Mary is portrayed as a young woman holding her dying son. Mary's expression shows little grief which I find strange because if I was holding my dying son I would be extremely sad. Jesus also shows little emotion or signs of suffering which I also find odd after being so brutally assaulted. However, I have mixed feelings as not only does it make me sad to see Jesus suffering that way, but it also confirms my belief that Jesus did rise from the dead. The viewer sees the future of Christ in this

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