Michelangelo
Michelangelo, the second of five brothers was born on March 6, 1475, at Caprese,
in Tuscany, to Ludovico di Leonardo di Buonarotto Simoni and Francesca Neri. The
same day, his father noted down: "Today March 6, 1475, a child of the male
sex has been born to me and I have named him Michelangelo. He was born on Monday
between 4 and 5 in the morning, at Caprese, where I am the Podestà." When

Michelangelo was a child, he met a boy, Francesco Granacci six years older than
him, who was learning the art of painting in Ghirlandaio\'s studio, and

Michelangelo found his own artist vocation. Michelangelo\'s father placed his

13-year-old son in the workshop of the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. After about
two years, Michelangelo went on to study at the sculpture school in the Medici
gardens and shortly thereafter was invited into the household of Lorenzo de\'

Medici, the Magnificent. Michelangelo\'s studies were: Painting, sculpture and

Anatomy of the human body, (for this reason, the quality of his artwork, the
perfection of the body in the sculpture and painting). Michelangelo was a very
illustrated and intelligent boy, and his father always give him unconditional
support. For these reasons, Michelangelo succeed. Michelangelo produced his
first large-scale sculpture, the over-life-size Bacchus (1496-98, Bargello,

Florence). Pietà at the same time, Michelangelo also did the marble Pietà
(1498-1500), still in its original place in Saint Peter\'s Basilica. One of the
most famous works of art, the Pieta was probably finished before Michelangelo
was 25 years old. These two artworks of Michelangelo were the first ones and
both are great works. While Michelangelo was occupied with the David (1501-1504)
he receive a commission, paint a mural, the Battle of Cascina, destined for the

Sala dei Cinquecento of the Palazzo Vecchio. With this work, he demonstrates his
ability as a painter. In 1505 the Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to produce
his tomb which was planned to be the most magnificent of Christian times. In

1508, the pope Paul III had a job for him, painting twelve figures of apostles
and some decorations of the Sistine Chapel, and Michelangelo learn the art of
the fresco. There are a lot of masterpieces of artwork in his life, but I
consider these ones the most important. Michelangelo during his life was an
intimate of princess, popes, cardinals, poets and painters. All the work that

Michelangelo did, was an expression of the his own world, with a deep feeling.

In my own opinion, Michelangelo Buonarroti was a huge human being, he was in the
middle of something, he was in the right place, in the right time, and he made
the best of the situation.