Biography Of Sistine Chapel Restoration Controversy Essay

1057 Words Jul 6th, 2015 5 Pages
Karen McDaniel McDaniel 1
07/10/15
Art 111: Introduction to the Arts
Traci Garland
Sistine Chapel Restoration
Sistine Chapel Restoration Controversy
Michelangelo Buonarroti was born in the tiny village of Caprese in 1475. During his life he was considered Europe’s greatest living artist and after his death he is still considered, “one of the greatest artists of all time.” (History.com) He worked as an architect, sculptor, and a painter. His most famous sculptures are of David and Pieta, both completed in his twenties. David completed in 1504 was sculpted using a single block of marble. The sculpture of David is a nude with David appearing to be concentrating with a slingshot over his left shoulder ready for battle with Goliath. This can be viewed in Florence, Italy near the main piazza. (DeWitte, Larmann, and Shields 293) Pieta, another sculpture that can be found in St. Peters in the Vatican is a sculpture of the Virgin Mary mourning over the body of Jesus. (Michelangelo.org) Although Michelangelo completed many sculptures and left some incomplete sculptures these were his most famous. During Michelangelo’s time in Rome while working on a tomb for Pope Julius II he was commissioned to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. This project took four years to complete while lying on his back. The Sistine…

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