Contents I Biography of Michelangelo III Sculpture of Michelangelo III His first work 'Pieta' IV High Renaissance sculpture 'Moses' V The one of famous sculpture on the world 'David'
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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1457-1564) was born in Italy and he was a Renaissance man. He was a genius in all the arts including painting, drawing, sculpting, poetry and architecture. He tried to study more subjects to improve his work especially science and the anatomy. He also served as an architecture of some important churches in Rome. One person wrote of him, "The world has many kings but only Michelangelo.
Sculpture of Michelangelo Michelangelo was good in all the arts. The one, he loved most sculpting and he showed through his work. He felt sculpture was almost godlike. God created life from clay, and the sculptor unlocked beauty from stone. He always carved his sculpture from one block. His first successful work was the 'Pieta'. He was young but he could accomplish such a work of genius. He was really loved art, so he accepted no limitations. He has remained famous especially sculpture.
His first work 'Pieta'
Pieta (1499) was a marble sculpture made by Michelangelo, housed in St.Peter's Basilica in Vatican city. This famous work of art show the realistic body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary. It's an important work as balances the Renaissance ideas of classical beauty with naturalism. This is the first work that Michelangelo had completed.
High Renaissance sculpture 'Moses'
Moses (1513-1515) was a Renaissance sculpture,housed in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome. The sculpture was commissioned in 1505 by Pope Julius II for his tomb. The marble sculpture showed Moses with horns on his head. Moses was a convenient attributed by which he could easily be recognized in crowded picture.The most interesting on him was his costume and his beard.
The one of famous sculpture on the world 'David'
David (1501-1504) was made by Michelangelo based on male human form. This sculpture showed the detail of male beings with each realistic flesh.It was one of wonderful sculptors of Michelangelo in Renaissance period. People think David could the powerful and beautiful of human at that time and his gesture was freedom but vigorous and strong man. Now, It housed at Galleria dell' Accademia Florence.