scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 5,623
If one were to be asked if Michelangelos life affected his work I would have to say yes and that would be saying it in the least All of Michelangelos work was based on his life from childhood up to six days before his death Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6 1475 in the village of Caprese Italy where his father was serving as a magistrate of the Florentine Republic Michelangelo briefly attended grammar school managed by Francesco da Urbino but he spent most of his time drawing or sketching It was something he couldnt live without but brought him frequent scolding and even beatings by his father who considered drawing and fine arts to be a waste of time that brought no money or honor to his family Little did his father know that in time Michelangelo would become one of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance At thirteen Michelangelo was apprenticed to Dominico Ghirlanaio the leading fresco wall painter in Florence Michelangelo remained only one year it was Ghirlandaio himself who sent him to the Medici Gardens Art School that Lorenzo the magnificent had founded in Florence for young artists and sculptures During this first year at the Medici Gardens the young Buonarroti developed his innate quality by studying the ancient masterpieces sketching drawing and fashioning clay models after the works of Donatello and Masaccio It is believed that during this period he carved two bas-reliefs one depicting the Battle of Centaurs a subject taken from Greek mythology in the style of the Old Masters the second one Madonna on the Stairs is a flattened relief derived from Donatello The Madonna of the steps is one of his earliest sculptures in which he tackles a subject to which he would return several times the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child with the mother already touched by a foreboding that her son is destined to suffer
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA