Michelangelo

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Michelangelo (1475-1564) began his work as an apprentice when he was thirteen. At twenty-four, he carved the Pieta which today stands in St. Peter’s in Rome. From 1408 to 1512, he painted the gigantic fresco that covers the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Twenty-five years later, from 1536 to 1541, he painted The Last Judgement on the wall behind the high altar. Hailed as the greatest artist of all time by the art historian, Vasari, Michelangelo continues to move and amaze through the tremendous energy and sheer beauty of his work.

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Contents

Michelangelo Buonarroti
2
Bacchus
4
Pieta
6
David
8
Tondo Pitti Virgin and Child with the Young St John
10
Tondo Doni The Holy Family with the Infant St John the Baptist
12
The Fall of Man
16
The Flood
18
The Sistine Chapel
20
Separation of the Earth from the Waters
24
Night and Day
28
Madonna and Child Medici Madonna
30
The Last Judgement
32
Conversion of St Paul
36
Pieta Rondanini Pieta
38
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About the author (2003)

Maria Siponta De Salvia has taught art history and criticism at the International University of Art in Florence.

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