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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
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Display artist/maker:

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Born: 1475, Italy, Caprese   Died: 1564, Rome

Painter, sculptor and architect. Son of a Florentine official. Apprenticed briefly under Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1488, and then under Bertoldo di Giovanni in the Medici Gardens. He first worked in Florence under the patronage of Lorenzo de Medici before working in Bologna, 1494, in Rome, 1496-1501, and then Florence again, 1501-05, where he sculpted the huge classical figure 'David'. He was then summoned to Rome by Pope Julius II who in 1508 commissioned him to paint frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. From 1516 he turned more towards architecture with commissions in Florence and, after settling in Rome in 1534, for the completion of St Peter's Basilica. A central figure of the High Renaissance, he was a major influence upon the Mannerist Movement

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

The Prophet Ezekiel PR1451 Prints