Essay about Michelangelo Buonarroti

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Michelangelo Buonarroti

There was a time period from 1400 C.E. to 1600 C.E., referred to as the Renaissance. The Renaissance was an age of discovery shown through , architecture, poetry, art, sculpture, and theater based on a Greco-Roman culture. Among the many Renaissance thinkers there was a man named Michelangelo Buonarroti. Michelangelo was an architect, sculptor, painter, poet, and an engineer. He preferred sculpting because he felt he was shaping mankind, which reflected the Renaissance era.

The Renaissance encouraged everyone to express their human potential and become a master of their universe. In contrast to the dark middle age ideas of a supernatural orientation to life, the Renaissance encouraged a more natural world and
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Medieval paintings subtle detail consisted of unisex people, not knowing if it was a man or woman. During in Medieval times, religious art was void of expressing man in a human way. Only figures; such as, Christ and Christian icons would be drawn without form , gender, or nudity.. Renaissance artists also glorified human form by creating copies of the human form in sculptures; such as, David and the Pieta.

Michelangelo had many other kinds of creations he formed, but he mainly created sculptures. Sculptures are blocks of marble or chunks of clay took on three dimensional shapes. The Renaissance era shifted from one dimensional forms (pictures) to three dimensional; such as, David and The Pieta. Michelangelo’s work of art depicted in his sculpture of David was another important piece of work which displayed the three dimensional , super being God, yet angelic appearance . The Universal man image was advanced further through his sculptures shown around Italy. David showed that Michelangelo was living up to be the Universal Man. When he had started the block of marble, it had already been chiseled away at, and was very narrow. A creation to be formed. When Michelangelo had finished this statue, he had lived up to the statues potential. The chiseled away block of marble was transformed into a masterpiece with the three dimensional nude human, almost alive form. Michelangelo’s Pieta reflected the Renaissance

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