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MICHELANGELO One of the most admired and successful artists of all time is Michelangelo Although he was born in Caprese a small village near Arezzo Michelangelo grew up in Florence His father was Ludovico Buonarroti a Florentine official with connections to the ruling Medici family At the age of thirteen Michelangelo was placed as an apprentice in the workshop of Domencio Ghirlandaio He then studied at the scuplture school in the Medici gardens He was then invited into the Medici home where he met the two Medici boys who would later become Popes Leo X and Clement VII Michelangelo produced two sculptures while in the House of Medici the Battle of the Centaurs and the Madonna on the Stairs both of which were completed between 1489 and 1492 Michelangelo had several successes in his life of painting architecture and sculpting His first large-scale sculpture was Bacchus Around the same year of 1498 Michelangelo did the marble Pieta which he finished before the age of twenty-five and is the only work he ever signed This sculpture shows a youthful Mary with her dying son Jesus laying across her lap Marys expression is one of resignation rather then grief Another of his greatest works in the large marble sculpture David which he produced between 1501 and 1504 The expression on Davids face is termed terribilita a characteristic of many Michelangelos figures He was later called back to Rome by Pope Julius II in 1505 for two duties First Michelangelo painted the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel For nearly three years Michelangelo painted lying on his back on scaffolding His second duty was to paint nine scenes from Genesis on the vault of the papel chapel which include God Separating Light from Darkness the Creation of Adam the Creation of Eve the Temptation and Fall of Adam and Eve and the Flood Before the assignment of the Sistine Chapel Michelangelo had
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