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Leonardo or Michelangelo

Naturally, the question arises: “Which is the greater genius of the artist .” These two are different in their style and working with titanium . You can see a picture of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” and Michelangelo “David” . It became a symbol of the works of these two artists . Sculpture and paintings peak of their creativity. Michelangelo did not consider himself an artist . The sculptor was  [ Read More ]

Aerobiological monitoring of the “Sistine Chapel”: airborne bacteria and microfungi trends The Sistine Chapel is undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous halls on account of the frescoes that accentuate it, expecially the art works of Michelangelo. Sistine Chapel actions 40.5 × 13.2 m at the basis and surges to a height of 20.7 m. The passing centuries have seen numerous restoration interventions, many of them deleterious, with consequent stratification of materials, some of an organic nature, that have often ruined the frescoes  [ Read More ]

Michelangelo(1475 – 1564)-Detail From the Last Judgment, Sistine Chapel, the Vatican, Rome. As a sing of his martyrdom,the apostle, St. Bartholomew is holding his own flayed-off skin in his hard. Instead of repeating the saint’s face on his skin, Michelangelo has painted his own self-portrait there. this unique step may have inspired Caravaggio to depict himself in the hacked off head of Goliath, the giant. Author: Eberard König (Bibliography: “Caravaggio”)  [ Read More ]

The Creation of Adam

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564) In 1508, Pope Julius II (1444–1513) commissioned Michelangelo to paint a series of ceiling frescos for the Sistine Chapel, a project that became one of the artist’s most celebrated achievements. The Creation of Adam is arguably the most famous section of Michelangelo’s fresco Sistine Chapel ceiling painted circa 1511–1512.It is traditionally thought to illustrate the Biblical creation narrative from the Book of Genesis in which God  [ Read More ]

The Sistine Chapel ceiling paintings by Michelangelo were commissioned by Pope Julius II in 1508. Michelangelo tried to refuse the commission, but he eventually gave in to pressure from the pope. By fall of the same year, painting on the ceiling had begun. Working on scaffolding was physically demanding, and Michelangelo created image after image on an ever increasing scale. He eventually exerted all the power of his mind and spirit, using themes and  [ Read More ]

Michelangelo Sculptures

Michelangelo once wrote that a true and pure work of sculpture — by definition, one that is cut, not cast or modeled — should retain so much of the original form of the stone block and should so avoid projections and separation of parts that it would roll downhill of its own weight. These words reflect Michelangelo’s love of quarried marble and his reverence for the very stone that lies at  [ Read More ]

Michelangelo Biography

Born on Sunday, March 6, 1475, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni spent his early years in the Italian village of Caprese, a child destined to be shaped by the men in his life. His mother, Francesca Neri, inattentive and in failing health, entrusted the care of Michelangelo to the wife of a stonecutter in a town near Florence. From that moment, history has no account of her further involvement in  [ Read More ]

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