artist tuesday: michelangelo

I thought I’d do an Italian artist in honor of a reunion with all my Ragazzi (study abroad friends)! Michelangelo is one of the greatest painters, architects, sculptors and artists in history. Here are a few facts about the master and some of his most famous pieces!

The David

Michelangelo was also a poet, and about 300 of his poems are still in existence.

Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo took two years off his work as an artist to join the military and defend his home, Florence.

St. Matthew (I always thought this series was interesting because they look like they're trying to climb out of the marble.)

Michelangelo is buried in Santa Croce, a Renaissance church that was mere blocks from my apartment in Florence.

Pieta

Pieta is the only work signed by Michelangelo.

Dome of St. Peter's Basilica (designed by Michelangelo)

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