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All his life Michelangelo professed to think of himself as a sculptor rather than a painter In fact he was not a painter in the sense of such great artist as the Dutch and Flemish painters of the seventeenth century Michelangelo used to say that sculpture was the lantern of panting and the difference was like the sun and moon Michelangelo believed sculpture required more judgment and precision it was harder work Even in his old age he disliked the manual arts and a distaste for painting He signed all of his work Michelangelo the sculptor Yet of all Michelangelos more ambitious projects only those in painting were completed by his own hand while his many sculptural designs ether survive in bad condition or were never even started And despite his disregard for the fundamental of painting he was one of the greatest painters who ever lived In content and form in piercing intensity of feeling and beauty of mass and line Michelangelo was a character of conflict He broke away from his family to seclude himself and focus on his art He lived for years in extreme privation in order to devote almost the entire income from stone-carving to the re-establishment of the family fortune and honor He loved his father and brothers and poured out earnings for there well being but berated them unjustly He was a republican and challenged public officials But when the chips were down he fled or hid and in political danger recommended the strictest concealment of political opinion He professed undying love for Tommaso Cavalieri yet entertained other emotional interests He was always a strict Christian devoted to God and the Church and scornful of false priests There is undeniably a certain grandiosity about Michelangelo illustrative yet tragic Michelangelo signed many contracts- the Piccolomini altar with fifteen statuettes to be executed in three years of which none were ever done by Michelangelo himself the twelve large-scale apostles to
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