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A Biography about my favorite artist: Michelangelo is one of the most famous and most respected artists of all time. More people recognize his works than those of almost any other artist.
Michelangelo Buonarroti of Florence was one of the greatest artists of all time. Like Leonardo, Michelangelo was a “Renaissance Man” of many talents. He was a sculptor, a painter, an architect and a poet. When Michelangelo carved a statue of Moses, he included veins and muscles in the arms and legs.
Michelangelo was a devout Christian, and the church was his greatest patron. He designed the dome of St. Peter’s church in Rome. Nearby, Michelangelo’s paintings cover the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the building where new popes have been selected for more than five hundred years. Michelangelo’s painting illustrates the Book of Genesis, with scenes that span from the Creation to the Flood. The project was very difficult. Working alone, Michelangelo had to lie on his back atop high scaffolding while he painted the vast ceiling.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475-1564): Artist and Aristocrat http://www.hlla.com/reference/mb-bio.html