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Michelangelo

February 19, 2011 by staff 

Michelangelo, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (March 6, 1475 to February 18, 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian painter of the Renaissance sculptor, architect, poet and engineer. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he has taken such a high order that it is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, with his rival and fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci.

Michelangelo’s output in all areas during his long life was prodigious, when the volume of correspondence, sketches, and memories that survive is also taken into account; it is the best-documented artist of the 16th century. Two of his most famous works, the Pieta and David, were sculpted before turning thirty. Despite his low opinion of painting, Michelangelo also created two of the most influential works in fresco in the history of Western art: the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling and the Last Judgement on the wall of the altar of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. As an architect, Michelangelo’s Mannerist style pioneered in the Laurentian Library. At 74, he succeeded Antonio da Sangallo the Younger as the architect of St. Peter’s Basilica. Michelangelo turned the plane; the western end being finished with the design of Michelangelo, the dome was completed after his death, with some modifications.

In a demonstration of single date of Michelangelo, it was the first Western artist whose biography was published in his lifetime. Two biographies were published of him during his life, one of them, by Giorgio Vasari, proposed that it was the pinnacle of all artistic achievement since the beginning of the Renaissance, a viewpoint that continued to have currency in art history for centuries. In his lifetime he was often called Il Divino (“the divine”). One of the qualities most admired by his contemporaries was his terribilità, a feeling of grandeur with breathtaking and has been the attempts of later artists to emulate the passionate and very personal style of Michelangelo that resulted Mannerism, major movement in Western art after the High Renaissance.

London, February 19: Late Italian artist Michelangelo Caravaggio criminal record has been revealed, and they show the tumultuous life that led to the late 16th and early 17th centuries.

The exhibition documents in Rome, the State Archives shows friendships Caravaggio ‘everyday life and frequent fights, including one that earned him a death sentence from Pope Paul V, the BBC reported.

They are described in the police handwritten journals, legal and court scrolls all tied together in heavy volumes.

The picture documentation of the painting is that of an irascible man, who went from town carrying personal weapons – a sword and dagger, and even a gun – without written permission, boasting that he enjoyed the protection of ecclesiastical authority who ordered some of his most famous works.

He had frequent brushes with the police, got into trouble for throwing a plate of cooked artichokes in the face of a boy in a tavern, and made a hole in the ceiling of his rented studio, so that his huge paintings would fit inside. His landlady continued, so he and a friend bombed her window with stones.

The documents provide an entirely new account of his most serious fighting in May 1606 in which he killed a Ranuccio Tommassoni.

[source: via encyclopedia and various online sources]

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