Thursday, March 24, 2011

Michelangelo Master of Marble and Fresco

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, 1475-1564, was one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance and one of the most tormented. His often unhappy life was compensated by his love for his work. A master in stone he is equally famous for one of the greatest fresco masterpieces ever created.

His David, 1501-1504, is considered by most to be the ultimate marble statue of the Renaissance. Michelangelo justly famous for his ability to capture a moment of movement in his statues, as the David clearly demonstrates.



The Sistine Chapel 1508-1512, the ceiling fresco is 130'6" x 43'5".


Moses 1513-1515, One of the many statues from the tomb of Pope Julius II.


Lorenzo de Medici 1526-31. One of three statues the great master completed for Lorenzo's tomb.




Detail from the Pieta,1498-1499, the peace of death.

The mother morns the loss of her son, from the Pieta 1498-1499.


The Creator of the Universe bestows life to man. A detail from the Sistine Chapel.


Rodanini Piet 1564, his last work. Even in his last days, when every movement was full of pain, his love for his art pushed him to continue his work. In this case, he was working on this statue less than a week before he died.

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  1. Thanks for sharing some information about Michelangelo, who was the master of marble, He was one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance and one of the most tormented. And also thanks for sharing his art with us.

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