The Last Judgement By Michelangelo Analysis

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Michelangelo was born on the sixth of March, 1475. His mother, Francesca, died when he was seven years old and his father, Lodovico, was an official and governor of the towns, because of his time consuming job michelangelo had to live with a family of stonecutters. He would always look for ways to study anatomy and michelangelo ended up obtaining special permission to study cadaver, to help him with his studies. “Michelangelo had a brilliant mind and copious talents, he also had a contentious personality and a quick temper” (Michelangelo Biography. The Life and Work of a Renaissance Giant, 1). Because Michelangelo had such a quick temper, he would fire all of his assistants trying to help him because he thought they were all unfit to help in…show more content…
He decided to depict the various saints and included their instruments of choice. “In the center he painted Christ deciding the destiny for the human race, with angels in the middle blowing their horns to raise the dead, and the resurrection is shown at the bottom of the painting” (The Last Judgement. Images of a Masterpiece, 1). Michelangelo also includes down Christ 's right, a damned man covering his eyes in fear of what 's to come.“Charon is the mythical boatman of Roman and greek mythology who ferried the damned to hell” (The Last Judgement. Images of a Masterpiece, 1). At the bottom of “The Last Judgement” a boatman named Charon can be seen bringing the damned into hell, angels are also seen pushing and punching down the helpless damned, as they try and escape, toward Charon. To the right Michelangelo also included a self-portrait as St. Bartholomew. The technique and scale of all the drama captured in his painting is what made “The Last Judgement” a masterpiece and was painted right against the wall of the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo’s painting was conceived as a unified, grand masterpiece, and the resulting image is an example of high renaissance art showing Christian
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