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Michelangelo Buonarroti

Italian sculptor, painter, and architect

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Michelangelo's father was the administrator of the small Florentine dependent town, Caprese. In Florence at age 13 (which was relatively late), Michelangelo became an apprentice to the city's most prominent painter, Domenico Ghirlandaio. At a young age, his patron was the leading citizen and ruler of Florence, Lorenzo de' Medici. In his time, Michelangelo was famous as a sculptor, painter, architect, and poet. He is remembered today as one of the chief creators of the High Renaissance in Florence and Rome, particularly in the arenas of sculpture and fresco painting. His professional career lasted over 70 years and included many stylistic changes. He was enormously influential to other artists. He was typical of his period in that he excelled at and regarded the three arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture as manifestations of the fundamental discipline of "disegno" (drawing), which was itself based on a profound knowledge of the male human form.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500010654.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Michelangelo Buonarroti:

Cherubino Alberti after Michelangelo Buonarroti Pieta; The Body of Christ Supported by the Virgin, Another Female Saint, and St. Joseph of Arimathea, ca. 1560-1590 Engraving
Claude-Ferdinand Gaillard after Michelangelo Buonarroti Le Crépuscule, ca. 1876 Engraving
Nicolas Béatrizet after Michelangelo Buonarroti The Rape of Ganymede, 16th century Engraving
Aloisio Fabri after Michelangelo Buonarroti The Persian Sibyl, ca. 1795-1810 Engraving on laid paper
Giorgio Ghisi after Michelangelo Buonarroti Jeremiah, ca. 1570-1573 Engraving
Giorgio Ghisi after Michelangelo Buonarroti Persica, ca. 1570-1573 Engraving
Giorgio Ghisi after Michelangelo Buonarroti Ezekiel, ca. 1570-1573 Engraving
Giorgio Ghisi after Michelangelo Buonarroti Erythraea, ca. 1570-1573 Engraving
Giorgio Ghisi after Michelangelo Buonarroti Joel, ca. 1570-1573 Engraving
Giorgio Ghisi after Michelangelo Buonarroti Delphica, ca. 1570-1573 Engraving
Attributed to Nicolas Béatrizet after Michelangelo Buonarroti Vices Aiming at a Target, ca. 1548-1560 Engraving
Adamo Scultori after Michelangelo Buonarroti The Prophet Jonah, late 16th century Engraving on laid paper
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