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court painter, painter, draftsman, architect, sculptor, poet, fresco painter, designer
Michelangelo made drawings for Sebastiano del Piombo. [This becomes apparent from a correspondence between Michelangelo and Sebastiano del Piombo (see Frey and Vasari]. This created confusion about the attribution of these drawings: Berenson attributed some drawings to Sebastiano del Piombo. This error was taken over by many art historians without question (see Michael Hirst, 1981)
Nationality/school
Italian
Born
Caprese Michelangelo 1475-03-06
Deceased
Rome 1564-02-18
Michelangelo died on February 18 at the age of 88. His body was returned to Florence and buried in the Santa Croce (Chapman 2005)
Family relationships
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son of Ludovico di Leonardo Buonarroti Simoni, burgomaster of Caprese, and Francesca di Neri del Miniato di Siena
See also
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Florence 1487 - 1494
    in 1487 Michelangelo was enrolled as a student in the studio of Domenico and Davide Ghirlandaio in Florence; around 1488/92 member of the court of the Medici, where he followed lessons from the sculptor Bertoldo in the Medici garden (Chapman 2005)
  • Bologna 1494 - 1496
    Chapman 2005
  • Rome 1496 - 1501
    Chapman 2005
  • Florence 1501 - 1505
    Chapman 2005
  • Rome 1505 - 1506
    Chapman 2005
  • Florence 1506 - 1508
    Chapman 2005
  • Rome 1508 - 1516
    again summoned to Rome by Pope Julius II, this time to decorate the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (Chapman 2005)
  • Florence 1516 - 1534
    Chapman 2005
  • Venetië 1529
    fled to Venice in September 1529 before the Medici supporters besieged the city, but returned to Florence in November (Chapman 2005)
  • Florence 1529 - 1532
    Chapman 2005
  • Rome 1532 - 1533
    Chapman 2005
  • Florence 1533
    Chapman 2005
  • Rome 1533
    November 1533 in Rome again, where he was commissioned by Clement VII to paint the "Last Judgment" on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel (Chapman 2005)
  • Florence 1533 - 1534
    left Florence for good in August or September 1534 and left the Medici Chapel and the Laurentian Library unfinished (Chapman 2005)
  • Rome 1534 - 1564
    settled permanently in Rome, where in November 1536 he started on the fresco of the 'Last Judgment' that was unveiled in 1541. In 1546 he took over the construction of St Peter's and the Palazzo Farnese in Rome (Chapman 2005)
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
history (as a genre), Christian religious scene, mythology, allegory, genre, landscape (as genre), military genre, nude figure, animal painting (genre), portrait, figure study (main subject), caricature
Product
ornament design, design for ceiling decoration
Michelangelo wrote many letters and sonnets in which his ideas about art are expressed.
Entered on: 1992-02-07; Modification on: 2020-04-16

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