Essay on Michelangelo

Michelangelo: Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican City. It is one of the most famous and memorable pieces of art in the history of art. This beautiful piece of art history took a little over four years to complete. He started this project in July […]

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The Four Davids

David. who was destined to be the 2nd male monarch of Israel. destroyed the Philistine elephantine Goliath with rock and a sling. Donatello. Verrocchio. Michelangelo. and Bernini each designed a sculpture of David. However. the sculptures are drastically different from one another. Each one is alone in its ain certain manner. Donatello. whose David was […]

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Michelangelo’s David

Michelangelo’s process of sculpting was very unique compared to the other artists of the Renaissance era. Some say that his greatest accomplishment was his statue of David which soars an astonishing 17 ft. Michelangelo took on this 4 year project, 1500-1504, at the age of 26. In the Renaissance time period, it was common for […]

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Analyzing Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up

Michelangelo Antonioni was an acclaimed Italian film director, revered for his contributions to the discipline of cinema. In many ways, Michelangelo Antonioni has revolutionized the realm of art cinema and is responsible for the foundations that the style now rests upon. One of his most influential films was titled Blow Up. In his first English […]

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Object of Visual Culture: Michelangelo’s Pieta

Michelangelo’s Pieta is considered as one of the brilliant sculptures during his time and even in contemporary times. Created sometime between 1498 and 1500, the marble sculpture depicting the dead Christ in the arms of Mary revolves around the religious theme which exemplifies the ideals of Renaissance Humanism—beauty and physical perfection of the human being. […]

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Art Analysis: Michelangelo’s “Pieta” and Constantin Brancusi’s “The Kiss”

The definition of sculpture is the art of making two or three dimensional representative or abstract forms. Just like carving wood or by casting metal or plaster. The qualities of a successful sculpture would have to have a well constructed figure and emotion behind the actual figure. My two artworks i chose to compare and […]

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David: The Subject of Sculptures by Donatello and Michelangelo

Michelangelo’s statue of David is probably the most familiar sculpture in the world. It had long been thought of as the ideal physique of a young male. Donatello’s David is also a striking figure whose fame may not be as well known as Michelangelo’s, but is certainly known by many. Both of these fine artists […]

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Da Vinci vs Michaelangelo

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) are considered to be the greatest painters of their time but were the exact opposites. Color Vision and Art (2006) Exhibit contrasted their color preferences: Michelangelo’s works were for brilliant and contrasted colors while da Vinci’s were subdued and unified. Michelangelo’s contours are crisp and set off […]

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