DAC Collection Artist Information
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|
|Formerly attributed to 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|
|Formerly attributed to Nicolas Béatrizet, after Michelangelo Buonarroti||Archers Shooting at a Herm, ca. 1548-1560||Engraving|
|Adamo Scultori after Michelangelo Buonarroti||The Prophet Jonah, late 16th century||Engraving on laid paper|
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