A short biography of Michelangelo
What did Michelangelo Looked like?
Death mask of Michelangelo by Voletrra
Michelangelo was 89 when he died.
Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475 and he died February 18, 1564.
Full name: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
Italy (Photo by Giovanni Dall)
Daniele da Volerra, 1565, Florence, Italy
Voltera made this from Michelangelo's death mask
Front ..Medal by Leone Leoni 1560.
Michelangelo really like this portrait he was 85 years old.
Rear.. Medal by Leone Leoni 1560
14" Diameter marble bas-relief culpted around 1545, when
Michelangelo was around 70. Private collection Italy.
Compare to bas-relief medalion made by Leone Leoni
Florentine Pieta 1547-55, Florence Cathederal
Rondanini Pieta 1555-64, Florence Cathederal
Victory,1520-1523, h. 102 inches ...(261 cm)
The man knelling is Michelangelo.
St. Proculus, 1495, h. 22.75 inches...(58.5 cm)
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Painted by a student who helped him paint the Sistine Chapel
Jacopino del Carto, about 1540
Full picture by Jacopino del Carto, about 1540
Daniele da Volerra, 1533, Florence, Italy
This is a cartoon for the fresco of the Assumption in the
church of SS Trinita in Rome
Tomb of Michelangelo
in Florence, Italy, by Battista Lorenzi
Skin of Michelangelo, Last Judgement, Rome, Italy
Enea Vico, 1545, 2nd version
Statue of Michelangelo outside the Uffizi, Florence.
Bust of Michelangelo on the roof of St Peter's Basilica, Rome
Michelangelo made this self-portrait in Cruxifiction of St. Peter
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Raphael's "School of Athens" painting
After secretly seeing the Sistine chapel,
Raphel added Michelangelo to his "School of Athens painting in 1509.
Michelangelo was 34,
Michelangelo: Self Portrait, A Film by Academy Award Winner Robert Snyder
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Michelangelo was a small man, perhaps not more than 5' 2" in height
and weighing not much more than a muscular 100 pounds. In
1550 Blaise de Vigniere, visiting from France, wrote, "I saw
Michelangelo at work. He had passed his 60th year and although
he was not very strong, yet in a quarter of an hour he caused more
splinters to fall from a very hard block of marble than three young
masons in three or four times as long. No one can believe it who
has not seen it with his own eyes. With one blow he brought down
fragments three or four fingers in breadth, so exactly at the point
that if a little more marble had fallen, it would have risked spoiling the whole piece."
Vasari on what Michelangelo Looked like:
About this time the Cavaliere Leoni made a portrait of Michelangelo,
a very close resemblance, in a medal. This pleased Michelangelo greatly,
and he presented Leoni with a model in wax of Hercules killing Antaeus.
We have no other portrait of Michelangelo except two in painting, one
by Bugiardino and the other by Jacopo del Conte, and a high relief in
bronze by Daniello Ricciarelli.
Works by Michelangelo