Michelangelo's Influence

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Michelangelo was a famous architect and artist during the Renessaince era in italy from 1475-1564, the classical renessaince architecture was usually high spherical domes , high pillars and columns and buildings having a large overall structure. Michelangelo often got his ideas for his work from Neoplatonic philosophy, and many critics attempt to make Neoplatonic interpretations of Michelangelo's works. Neoplatonism was a form of philosophy which lasted till the closing of the Platonic academy by Justinian I. This form of philosophy is heavily influenced by Plato’s teachings. Neoplatonism is the thought that there is a whole reality from a single principle. Many Neoplatonic philosophers share different views on the workings of the world,…show more content…
His influences mainly comprised of early Renessaince Italian sculptors, artists and architects. Donatello was an early sculptor from Florence. Lorenzo de’ Medici was considered one of the most powerful men during the Renaissance period. Michelangelo was interested in his political power and strength and it started to influence him. Domenico Ghirlandaio was a painter from florence. His art style influenced Michelangelo which can be seen in his architecture and paintings. Girolamo Savonarola was an Italian Dominican and active preacher in Florence. He was known for his prophecies of civic glory. Melozzo da Forli was a painter and architect , he is famous for his fresco paintings. Michelangelo derives his architectural style mainly from the style Melozzo uses. Michelangelo built many impressive structures, St. Peters Basilica was one of such. He was assisted by Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and it is thought to be one of the largest churches in the world. His work took place where he was building four piers, the largest of the time since ancient Rome, it rose behind the old basilica. Another structure he built was the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. The Martyrs it is a basilica church in Rome, it is dedicated to the Christian
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