How Did Michelangelo Influence Art

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Michelangelo was one of the most influential and significant people that lived during the Renaissance period. The Renaissance, meaning 'rebirth ', was a significant time in European history that existed between the 14th and the 16th century. It was a time that led to development and change in literature, arts, architecture and philosophy. Michelangelo was very fortunate to live in this period as it brought him great success, especially in art and architecture. Not only did he learn from this new way of thinking, but as he progressed in his career, he also had and still has, a major influence on many other artists, worldwide.

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born in Caprese, Italy on the 6th of March 1475, right in the middle …show more content…

The Statue of David is considered as "the most well-known work" by Michelangelo. It was created between 1501 and 1504 and depicts his interpretation of the famous biblical figure, David. He carved the 17ft statue when he was in his late 20s, and took around 4 years to complete it due to its very fine detail. After unveiling his new masterpiece to the public, in the year 1504, Michelangelo is known for supposedly saying "You just chip away the stone that doesn 't look like David!", as though he were making his work out to be easy. The Sistine chapel is a famous chapel with a giant ceiling that measures 40x14 metres. When the Pope requested that he repainted the ceiling of the Sistine chapel, Michelangelo was reluctant, but he couldn 't refuse. The Pope wanted the ceiling to be painted in figures, rather than its original blue colour. Even though Michelangelo constantly protested against doing the job, the Pope ignored him completely, so he finally relented and the long project began in 1508. It took him 4 years to complete, coming to an end during 1512. He worked on the project alone most of the time as "he was too much of a perfectionist to put up with other people 's slipshod work." The Statue of David and the painting of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel are just two examples of his many incredible works and achievements, and help to prove how talented and influential

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