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Many people have different views of Michelangelos work but all those views come from first hand accounts of his work Michelangelo didnt think of anything as a final work until it had been studied and preserved in the mind The theory of the Renaissance which says art is a revelation of beauty or truth hidden in nature was adopted by MichelangeloWallace p107 Michelangelo looked for no master and kept an independent free spirit about him which showed up in his work Through this free spirit we see his best work come to life Few artists in the history of the world are like Michelangelo in the way he chose to see the world and then put that vision in his work The Doni Madonna is Michelangelos earliest work and the only one that is not a fresco on a wall This piece of work was ordered by Angelo Doni for his marriage in 1503 or 1504Bull p63 Generally these paintings of Floritine tradition were used in the celebration of birth and marriage Even in the back round of this work Michelangelo shows off his skill by putting many figures back there This painting was done on wood ground like panel in a circular shape for the use as a trayTansey p102 The symbolism in this painting is both the birth of Christ and the marriage of Mary and Joseph Since it could be one or the other both are said to be a joint themeShulman p36 Michelangelo was given the commission to work on the tomb of Pope Julius the Second but with its failure he decided to start the Sistine Chapel Like Pope Julius tomb Michelangelo was given commission or pay to do the chapelBull p132 Before he took the pay he resisted on painting the chapel insisting that painting was not his strong suit Soon enough he began his work on the chapel The dimensions of the chapel were as follows the
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