Michelangelo Contributions

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Michelangelo was a painter, architect, poet and a sculptor of the high renaissances age. His influence had a major impact on the development of western art and he was considered one of the greatest living artists during his lifetime. A number of Michelangelo’s art works and sculptures rank among some of the most famous in existence. He sculpted the Pieta and David and painted the ceiling of the Sistine chapel. Which piece of Michelangelo art was the most significant and why?
According to Michelangelo 's Painting of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling Italian Renaissance, the Sistine Chapel was the most famous indoor painted place in the world. All of his fame came from the beautiful painting that was done in 1508-1512. The church was built in 1479 by
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These practices were illegal and banned by the church. Although he practiced this it gave him a better understanding of the human body and this made his art and sculptures extremely realistic. Michelangelo’s figures had clear depictions of veins, wrinkles, muscles, and bones. Even though Michelangelo was a Catholic he was influenced and inspired by ancient Greek and Roman aspects of art. He painted and inspired artists to paint more secular art instead of the traditional catholic scenes. (Michelangelo). Incredible he did not consider himself a painter and preferred the art of sculpting. Even with this he painted 400 life size biblical figures on the Sistine chapel using the difficult painting style of fresco. Michelangelo painted the same way he sculpted and every figure had defined human aspects and was proportional. Recently, it has been discovered that the red cloak floating behind God and his fellow figures is the shape of an anatomically correct brain (Michelangelo). He was an artist, but also a hidden scientific man who had a great understanding of human anatomy due to his early age of studying human corpses …show more content…
Working in and on the church for years put a strain on the relationship between him and the church because he was a simple man and he grew mad of the corruption in the church. To depict his unhappiness, he painted two sad and miserable looking self-portraits of himself that are hidden within the ceiling. Michelangelo was a devout Catholic but later moved on to spiritualism which was condemned by the Pope.
In conclusion, Michelangelo Sistine Chapel was his most significant work due to the incredible detail and realistic aspect of painting. His understanding of the human body and anatomy helped him change art and how humans were painted and sculpted. The messages in the artwork displayed the questionable women under God’s arm and the anatomically correct brain which added to his mystery as a person and the legacy he

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