Michelangelo 's The Last Judgement Essay

902 Words Sep 28th, 2016 4 Pages
Since the Renaissance period, many things have changed, from the way we act and the way we dress, but one thing that has not changed is our appreciation for art. Art, then and now, captures the worries and problems that are going on in the World around us. Michelangelo’s “The Last Judgement” (1536-1541), has many scenes within the painting that show the people’s facial expressions, mostly of worry, for whether or not they will be sent to Heaven or Hell. Michelangelo (1475-1564) just may as well be one of the greatest Italian artists of the Renaissance period, creating some of the most creative and inspiring artwork during his lifetime. Looking at all of his paintings and sculptures, one can definitely tell that his artwork is very detailed and realistic. Michelangelo is a very biblical painter and sculptor as many of his paintings come from stories of the Bible. His painting, the “Doni Tondo” (1506), which is a family portrait of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus Christ getting baptized. This painting is so beautiful and pure as there is so much emotion on all of their faces celebrating baby Jesus with the many spectators who came to watch this event in the background. His “The Creation of Adam” (1512) is also a biblical painting as it shows God putting life into Adam, the first man. This picture, one of the most famous paintings on the ceiling of the “Sistine Chapel” (1508-1512), is depicting God nonetheless creating himself by creating a man of his own image. “The…

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