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Michelangelo’s Life. Born March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Italy Mother died when he was six Grew up without affection Father wanted him to be a merchant.

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Michelangelo’s Life

  • Born March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Italy

  • Mother died when he was six

  • Grew up without affection

  • Father wanted him to be a merchant


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When I told my father that I wish to be an artist, he flew into a rage, 'artists are laborers, no better than shoemakers."


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Michelangelo’s Youth wish to be an artist, he flew into a rage, 'artists are laborers, no

  • Apprenticed at age 12 to painter in Florence

  • Lived with ruling Medici family in their palace

  • Started working as a sculptor under Donatello

  • Sculpted Bacchus


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Michelangelo wanted to learn about anatomy by studying corpses. The Catholic Church forbid it. He made an agreement with the Church that he could study bodies in return for a carved wooden crucifix. Studying bodies made him ill many times.


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Pieta at corpses. The Catholic Church forbid it. He made an agreement with the Church that he could study bodies in return for a carved wooden crucifix. Studying bodies made him ill many times.

Saint Peter's Basilica


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David corpses. The Catholic Church forbid it. He made an agreement with the Church that he could study bodies in return for a carved wooden crucifix. Studying bodies made him ill many times.


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Michelangelo did not want to paint. Pope Julius II insisted he paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It became Michelangelo’s greatest work. He painted scenes from the Old Testament.


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The Sistine Chapel he paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It became Michelangelo’s greatest work. He painted scenes from the Old Testament.


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The Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel he paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It became Michelangelo’s greatest work. He painted scenes from the Old Testament.


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God creates the Sun and Moon he paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It became Michelangelo’s greatest work. He painted scenes from the Old Testament.


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The Face of God he paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It became Michelangelo’s greatest work. He painted scenes from the Old Testament.


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Finger of God touching Adam’s finger he paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It became Michelangelo’s greatest work. He painted scenes from the Old Testament.


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God creates Eve he paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It became Michelangelo’s greatest work. He painted scenes from the Old Testament.


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Jacob and Joseph he paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It became Michelangelo’s greatest work. He painted scenes from the Old Testament.


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David and Goliath he paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It became Michelangelo’s greatest work. He painted scenes from the Old Testament.


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Jeremiah he paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It became Michelangelo’s greatest work. He painted scenes from the Old Testament.


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Jonah he paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It became Michelangelo’s greatest work. He painted scenes from the Old Testament.


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Joel he paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It became Michelangelo’s greatest work. He painted scenes from the Old Testament.


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Isaiah he paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It became Michelangelo’s greatest work. He painted scenes from the Old Testament.


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Pope Julius II commissioned him to build a magnificent tomb. Michelangelo worked on it for years, but did not finish the 40 statues ordered.


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Moses, the centerpiece of Pope Julius II’s tomb Michelangelo worked on it for years, but did not finish the 40 statues ordered.




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Pope Paul VII Farnese asked him to paint a fresco of the Last Judgment which would be the largest painting in the world at that time.


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The Last Judgment Last Judgment which would be the largest painting in the world at that time.


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Michelangelo’s last years were spent chiseling a last pieta. He wrote his best poetry near the end of his life. He was buried in Florence, Italy.


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Michelangelo died and his body was put in a sarcophagus in Rome. His nephew sneaked his body out of Rome and buried it in Florence where he wanted to be buried.


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