Michelangelo: Sculptor, Painter, Architect; The Ingredients of Greatness

Often referred to as Michelangelo, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was an Italian Renaissance artist, painter, architect, and poet.

Considered by many to be one of the greatest artists in history, Michelangelo played a pivotal role in the High Renaissance.

“The Last Judgment,” one of his most well-known works of art, is included in the Sistine Chapel’s altar wall frescoes.

his well-known fresco portrays the scene where God extends his hand to touch Adam’s hand, giving him the spark of life. A classic picture in art history is God’s and Adam’s outstretched fingers.

The marble sculpture Pieta (c. 1498–1499) shows the Virgin Mary cradling Jesus Christ’s body following his crucifixion the most celebrated work of Michelangelo.

One of the most well-known sculptures in the entire world and a prototype of Renaissance art is Michelangelo’s “David.”

The statue honours David, the biblical hero who is renowned for using just one stone to vanquish the enormous Goliath.

The highly idealized portrayal of David by Michelangelo demonstrates the Renaissance’s emphasis on the traditional standards of proportion and beauty.