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Before reaching the tender age of thirty, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) had already sculpted David and Pieta, two of the most famous sculptures in the entire history of art. Like fellow Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo was a shining star of the Renaissance and a genius of consummate virtuosity. Sculptor, painter, architect, and poet, he brought such an unparalleled passion and unique style to his work that his imitators spawned a movement - Mannerism - in their quest to replicate his special touch.

His crown achievement, the breathtaking paintings on the altar wall and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, is seen by millions of visitors each year. Such was his talent that Michelangelo was considered a demigod by his contemporaries and was the subject of two biographies during his lifetime. Adoration of this remarkable man's work has only increased on the intervening centuries.

Source: Michelangelo: Complete Works (XL Series) [Hardcover] available @ amazon.com

Below is a taster of what the above words actually mean. A little visual journey beyond words. Get inside the mind of a genius, look around awhile, and see what was once achieved on this mortal coil.


Gallery :: Paintings

michelangelo / conversion of st. paul michelangelo / creation (adam) michelangelo / creation of adam (detail of adam) michelangelo / creation of adam (detail of god) michelangelo / creation of adam (detail-hands) michelangelo / creation of adam, god divides the waters and earth michelangelo / creation of adam
michelangelo / creation of eve michelangelo / creation of man michelangelo / creation of the sun and the moon michelangelo / delphic oracle michelangelo / detail of the last judgement from sistine chapel michelangelo / ezekiel michelangelo / giudizio universale
michelangelo / christ, detail from 'the last judgement', in the sistine chapel, 16th century michelangelo / god separating the waters michelangelo / head of adam michelangelo / head of god michelangelo / holy family with st. john, 1504-05 michelangelo / la croce del golgota michelangelo / prophet jeremiah, from the sistine chapel
michelangelo / prophet jeremiah michelangelo / sacrifice of noah, expulsion, creation of eve michelangelo / man michelangelo / saint bartholomew with his flayed skin michelangelo / self portrait michelangelo / separation of light from darkness jonah michelangelo / sistine chapel ceiling, (1508-12), the fall of man 1510 (fresco) (post restoration)
michelangelo / sistine chapel ceiling, (1508-12), the fall of man, 1510 (fresco) (post restoration) michelangelo / sistine chapel ceiling and lunettes, 1508-12 michelangelo / sistine chapel ceiling, creation of eve, with four ignudi, 1510 michelangelo / sistine chapel ceiling, eritrean sibyl, 1510 michelangelo / sistine chapel ceiling, haman (spandrel) (pre restoration) michelangelo / sistine chapel ceiling, noah after the flood (pre restoration) michelangelo / sistine chapel ceiling, the ancestors of christ (pre restoration)
michelangelo / sistine chapel ceiling, the fall of man and the expulsion from the garden of eden michelangelo / sistine chapel ceiling, the prophet ezekiel, 1510 michelangelo / sistine chapel ceiling, 1508-12 (fresco) michelangelo / sistine chapel ceiling, 1508-12 michelangelo / sistine chapel, god dividing the waters and earth (pre restoration) michelangelo / sistine chapel michelangelo / the conversion of st. paul
michelangelo / the conversion of st. paul michelangelo / the creation of adam michelangelo / the crucifixion of st. peter michelangelo / the crucifixion of st. peter michelangelo / the crucifixion of st. peter michelangelo / the cumean sibyl michelangelo / the delphic sybil
michelangelo / the entombment (unfinished) (panel) michelangelo / the flood michelangelo / the holy family with st. john showing nude figures in the background, 1504-05 (detail) michelangelo / the last judgement michelangelo / the last judgement michelangelo / the prophet isaiah michelangelo / the prophet isaiah
michelangelo / the prophet joel michelangelo / the virgin trying to intercede with christ michelangelo / the last judgement (detail) michelangelo / the last judgement (detail)

Gallery :: Drawings

michelangelo / 1895-9-15-503 w.34v page of handwriting michelangelo / anatomy sketches (libyan sibyl) michelangelo / cleopatra michelangelo / creation of adam (detail) michelangelo / drawing of a woman michelangelo / madonna and child, c. 1525 michelangelo / nude, study for the battle of cascina
michelangelo / renaissance i michelangelo / sketch of a man holding a staff and a study of a hand michelangelo / sketch of a nude man (w. 4 recto) michelangelo / sketch of david with his sling, 1503-4 michelangelo / sketches of male nudes, a madonna and child and a decorative emblem michelangelo / studies for a capital (brown ink) michelangelo / studies of madonna and child (ink) inv.1859 5014 818 recto (w.31)
michelangelo / studio di figure michelangelo / study for the tomb of pope julius ii (brown ink) michelangelo / study of a head (charcoal) inv.1895 9 15 498 (w.1) michelangelo / study of a man shouting michelangelo / study of a seated male figure michelangelo / female study michelangelo / study of three male figures
michelangelo / two figures michelangelo / w.26r design for the medici chapel in the church of san lorenzo, florence (charcoal) michelangelo / zenobia, queen of palmyra, syria

Gallery :: Sculpture

michelangelo / apollo, or david, c. 1530 michelangelo / apollo, or david, detail of the head, sculpture by michelangelo buonarroti (detail) michelangelo / atlas' slave, c. 1520-23 michelangelo / bacchus, detail, 1497 michelangelo / bacchus michelangelo / brutus, detail of head from bust by michelangelo Buonarroti, c. 1539-40 michelangelo / crouching boy, c. 1530-34
michelangelo / crouching boy, c. 1530-34 michelangelo / david (bottom view) michelangelo / david (detail of head in profile) michelangelo / david, detail michelangelo / david, detail michelangelo / david, detail michelangelo / david, head of sculpture by michelangelo buonarroti, 1501-4 (detail)
michelangelo / david, view from behind, 1504 michelangelo / david michelangelo / david michelangelo / david michelangelo / david, detail michelangelo / dusk and dawn from the tomb of lorenzo de medici, designed 1521, carved 1524-34 michelangelo / madonna and child (tondo pitti)
michelangelo / moses (detail of face) michelangelo / moses (detail of face) michelangelo / moses (full frontal view) michelangelo / moses (full view, right side) michelangelo / night, detail michelangelo / nouvelle sacristie tomb of lorenzo de medici michelangelo / pieta (detail of mary)
michelangelo / pieta (detail of mary) michelangelo / pieta di palestrina michelangelo / pieta rondanini, detail michelangelo / pieta, 1553 michelangelo / pieta michelangelo / risen christ michelangelo / river god, c. 1524-27
michelangelo / rondanini pieta, 1564 michelangelo / saint paul, from the piccolomini altar, 1501-4 michelangelo / the boy michelangelo / the day and night michelangelo / the drunkenness of bacchus, 1496-97 michelangelo / the dying captive michelangelo / the dying slave, 1513-15 (marble)
michelangelo / the genius of victory by michelangelo buonarroti, detail of an unfinished head, 1527-28 michelangelo / the pieta michelangelo / the pieta michelangelo / the pieta michelangelo / the rebellious slave, 1513-15 (marble) michelangelo / the rebellious slave, detail of the head and torso, 1513-15 (marble) michelangelo / tomb of giuliano de' medici, detail of day, 1520-33
michelangelo / tomb of giuliano de' medici, detail of night, 1520-33 michelangelo / tomb of lorenzo de medici, detail of dawn michelangelo / tomb of lorenzo de medici, detail of dusk michelangelo / tondo taddei, circular stone sculptured panel by michelangelo buonarroti (1475-1564) (stone) michelangelo / young slave, c. 1520-23

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