Art Of The Renaissance Through Michelangelo Essay

2189 Words 9 Pages
Michael Thomas
Mrs. Songer
Modern Communication
Due 5/4/15

The Art of the Renaissance through Michelangelo

Born in 1475, Michelangelo touched the world through his distinctive form of creativity. He is known for many of his works and contributions to art and science. Michelangelo was a painter, sculptor, architect, and poet and changed the way people think of anatomy. Some of his famous works include the Pieta and David sculptures and the Sistine Chapel ceiling paintings. He has been called the “greatest artist of his age” and the “genius of the Renaissance.” Before the Renaissance, paintings and sculpture were considered shallow and unstylistic. Paintings and sculpture were unimportant to individuals before Michelangelo. Michelangelo changed individual’s view and outlook on art. He added flavor and techniques that were unseen and revolutionary. After his death in 1564, his art continued to touch lives and gave artists inspiration in the making of their artwork. Michelangelo touched art by changing how expression in the Renaissance art and sparking other artists to develop new art styles that make up modern art

One art that Michelangelo influenced from the Pre-Renaissance was painting. Pre-Renaissance paintings were often considered bland, undetailed and primitive (“Art in the Renaissance”). Characteristics of Pre-Renaissance paintings gave little detail to bodily proportion, anatomy, background or physical shape (“Art in the Renaissance”). Many paintings were also very…

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