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Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564)

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simon Michelangelo is one of the greatest painters and sculptors ever. He is considered to be one of the most important artist of the Italian Renaissance. His absolute masterpiece are the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel from which The Creation of Adam is the most famous.

Famous paintings by Michelangelo Buonarroti

Doni Tondo - Michelangelo
Doni Tondo
c. 1507
The Conversion of Saul - Michelangelo
The Conversion of Saul
c. 1542-1545
The Creation of Adam - Michelangelo
The Creation of Adam
c. 1511
The Crucifixion of St. Peter - Michelangelo
The Crucifixion of St. Peter
c. 1546-1550
The Last Judgement - Michelangelo
The Last Judgement
The Torment of Saint Anthony - Michelangelo
The Torment of Saint Anthony
c. 1487-1488

Background Information

Full name: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
Born: 6 March 1475 Caprese near Arezzo, Republic of Florence (present-day Tuscany, Italy)
Died: 18 February 1564 (aged 88) Rome, Papal States (present-day Italy)
Nationality: Italian
Field: Sculpture, painting, architecture, and poetry
Movement: High Renaissance