Michelangelo was pessimistic in his poetry and an optimist in his artwork. Michelangelos artwork consisted of paintings and sculptures that showed humanity in its natural state. Michelangelos poetry was pessimistic in his response to Strazzi even though he was complementing him. Michelangelos sculpture brought out his optimism. Michelangelo was optimistic in completing The Tomb of […]

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How did Brett Whiteley portray the body

In the same way Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo used techniques to express the body in a way they thought was acceptable – as it was, Whiteley used techniques to express the body in a way he thought was acceptable. By doing so, Whiteley added character and life into his artwork, by distorting and changing […]

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In what ways did the influence of Classical Antiquity

One would not have expected the violent and politically unsettled Italy during the early sixteenth century to have produced arguably the greatest artist in the world, but it did just that. This artist was none other than Michelangelo Buonarroti or “Il Divino” who at the height of his prowess gave life to marble, created frescoes […]

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Michelangelo’s Tombs

The career of Michelangelo spanned almost 75 years. Within which his artistic genius touched all aspects of the arts ranging from architecture to poetry. Yet despite his renowned fame, Michelangelo was not a free spirit, privileged to work when and where he wanted. Often because of high demand, his work was made to suffer under […]

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The Last Judgement

The Last Judgment is a fresco by Michelangelo on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. It took four years to complete and was executed from 1537 to 1541. Michelangelo began working on it three decades after having finished the ceiling of the chapel. The work is massive and spans the entire […]

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Pieta by Michelangelo

The Pieta is arguably one of the most famous and best Renaissance sculptures that renowned artist Michelangelo Buonarroti has ever created. Maybe Michelangelo would agree since this is the only piece he has signed. This elegant sculpture depicts the lifeless body of Jesus lying on his mother Mary’s lap after his crucifixion. Carving out stone […]

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Baroque Art

Rembrandt van Rijn- 1609- 1689, another of the Netherlands famous artist in art history, painted one of his most famous paintings, “The Blinding of Samson” in 1636. He was influenced by Caravaggio’s religious art paintings where Caravaggio took the old bible stories and placed them in modern day settings. A good example is “The Calling […]

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