The great Michelangelo: paintings and biography

In 1475, a boy was born

Into the family of a poor but noble Florentine nobleman, Ludovico Buonarroti, who would become the greatest sculptor in the history of mankind. The father "at the request of higher powers" called his son Michelangelo. The paintings and sculptures created by his hand are truly divine, like his name.

Beginning of creativity. The boy spent most of his childhood in the village with a nurse, where he learned to work with clay and chisel, which contributed to the identification of his exceptional abilities. Seeing this, Lodovico Buonarotti sent his son to the studio of the artist Domenico Ghirlandaio for training, and a year later to the famous sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni. It is here that Lorenzo de Medici notices and appreciates the works of young talents.

He invites him to his palace. For three years, Michelangelo has lived and created for Lorenzo the Magnificent, where he meets many painters and sculptors, as well as art lovers. In Rome Soon his work began to interest the highest clergy, and he was invited to Rome, where he carried out the orders of Cardinal Raphael Riario, and then Pope Julius II, in whose name Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel for four years.

According to the plan

There were supposed to be more than 300 works on biblical themes, and Michelangelo did an excellent job with them. These paintings have become the most accurate reproductions of biblical stories: "The creation of heaven and earth", "The separation of light from darkness", "The creation of Adam", "The creation of Eve", "The Fall", "The Deluge", etc. Despite the fact that, by the nature of his talent, Michelangelo Buonarroti was primarily a sculptor, yet his most ambitious plans were realized precisely in painting.

This is evidenced in the walls and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Some of Michelangelo's paintings titled "The Last Judgment" This painting was commissioned by Pope Paul III for seven years (1534-1541). It became the most powerful fresco in the history of world painting. Michelangelo painted it on a huge white altar wall. He was 60 years old, he was sick, weak and had a hard time writing it. Yet this was precisely what the name of Michelangelo later glorified for centuries. Paintings of this magnitude used to be painted by several masters at once, but the older artist managed only with this work. Those who have seen it once will never forget it.

Until 2008, this painting was considered the work of an unknown Italian artist, and only this year was it recognized as the work of Michelangelo Buonarroti.

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Michelangelo's painting

"The Creation of Adam" This fresco was painted by the great painter in 1511. It is one of the nine central compositions represented in the vault of the Sistine Chapel, and is considered one of the best works of Michelangelo. The paintings that decorate the ceiling, each one of them, are simply beautiful.

However, they are at a sufficient height

And to study them carefully, you need to tilt your head back, which is not very convenient. For this reason, at the entrance of the chapel, and in many Italian bookstores, you can buy an album of the works of Michelangelo, including reproductions of the works of the great artist.


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