Michelangelo Buonarroti

"I cannot live under pressure from patrons, let alone paint."

Birth: Mar 6, 1475, Caprice, Republic of Florence (now part of Italy)
Death: Feb 18, 1564, Rome

He exerted enormous influence. He too was universally acknowledged as a supreme artist. Michelangelo resisted the paintbrush, vowing with his characteristic vehemence that his soul, too, was chisel.

The Holy Family - Michelangelo The Holy Family with the infant St. John the Baptist (1503 - 1505).
Creation of the Sun and Moon. Creation of the Sun and Moon - Michelangelo
Creation of Man - Michelangelo Creation of Man (1511 - 1512).


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