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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 Pope Julius II and persevered through its many revisions trying to complete his vision Sculpture was Michelangelos main goal and the love of his life Since his art portrayed both optimism and pessimism Michelangelo was in touch with his positive and negative sides showing that he had a great and stable personality Michelangelos artwork consisted of paintings and sculptures that showed humanity in its natural state Michelangelo Buonarroti was called to Rome in 1505 by Pope Julius II to create for him a monumental tomb We have no clear sense of what the tomb was to look like since over the years it went through at least five conceptual revisions The tomb was to have three levels the bottom level was to have sculpted figures representing Victory and bond slaves The second level was to have statues of Moses and Saint Paul as well as symbolic figures of the active and contemplative life- representative of the human striving for and reception of knowledge The third level it is assumed was to have an effigy of the deceased pope The tomb of Pope Julius II was never finished What was finished of the tomb represents a twenty-year span of frustrating delays and revised schemes Michelangelo had hardly begun work on the popes tomb when Julius commanded him to fresco the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel to complete the work done in the previous century under Sixtus IV The overall organization consists of four large triangles at the corner a series of eight triangular spaces on the outer border an intermediate series of figures and nine central panels all bound together with
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