Michelangelo's Influence On Modern Society

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Michelangelo once said, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free”. If Michelangelo actually did this with every sculptor could modern artist be doing the same thing to follow in his footsteps. Michelangelo’s artwork affects modern society by influencing many modern-day artists to become sculptors, painters and more. He also influenced types of art such as frescoes and ceiling paintings. To add to this his sculptures are discussed in today’s conversations. Finally, Michelangelo has introduced many different techniques that are still used in today’s society. Michelangelo’s artwork affects the modern-day society by playing a role in modern day art, daily life and even fashion.

Michelangelo’s full name is Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni and is Italian. He was born on March 6,1475 in Caprese, Italy and died on February 18, 1564 in Rome, Papal States. When to Florence Grammar School to study grammar under the master Francesco da Urbino, but had no interest in it or the family business of finance. Instead he copied paintings from several churches in Italy. Also, he meets various painters who influenced him to pursue his art education. His
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One of those people being Domenico Ghirlandaio, Michelangelo was his apprentice when he was thirteen. Even though this only lasted a short amount of time Michelangelo learned the fundamentals of fresco painting from Ghirlandaio and these skills helped him when it came to painting the Sistine Chapel. Another one of the people that influenced him was Lorenzo de ’Medici. “Lorenzo invited Michelangelo into his home, so that the Medici could guide and shape the young artist 's career. The boy was exposed to the greatest artistic legacy in Florence, and to a social whirlwind of dinner parties, salons, lectures and debates. These early classical influences stayed with him forever” (PBS,
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