Who Was Michelangelo Painted The Sistine Chapel?

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo is one of the greatest artists of all time. He was born on March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Italy. He was known for his works which include "David" and "Pieta" statues and the ceiling paintings of Rome's Sistine Chapel, including the "Last Judgment. Even though he always refers himself a Florentine, Michelangelo spend most of his life in Rome, where he died in 1564, at age 88. He was a sculptor, poet, architect and painter, one of the most influential artists of the Italian renaissance. In this paper I will focus more on his most famous work, the Sistine chapel. Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling between 1508 and 1512. This is one of the most famous artworks of the Italian Renaissance. The Italian Renaissance was the earliest political effect of the general European Renaissance, a time of great cultural change and accomplishment that start in Italy during the 14th century and continued until the 16 century, labeling the transition between medieval and Early Modern Europe. Michelangelo perfected the use of fresco in this painting, where pigment dissolved in lime water is applied to wet plaster as it is drying. In this case of wet…show more content…
The image of the near-touching hands of God and Adam has become iconic of humanity. The Sistine chapel is also known as the creation and downfall of the Adam and Eve frescos. In this work Michelangelo portrayed God as an old bearded man covered in a swirling cloak. Adam is nearly naked and positioned on the lower left. God arm is outstretched as if granting a special gift of life into Adam, whose arm is also outstretched toward God. As you can notice that the finger of God and Adam do not touch each other showing, God the powerful figure is reaching out on Adam with the gift of
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