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Teodora Georgieva


Michelangelo is one of the greatest minds in our history. He has been taking part in different fields like sculpture, painting, architecture and poetry and he has been spectacular in every one of them. He didn’t want to narrow his mind by looking only in one direction, he wanted to evolve.
Michelangelo or Michelangelo di Lodovico Buanarroti Simoni, his birth name, was born in Caprese, Tuscany on March 6, 1475 and he died 89 years later on February 18. His life has been full of the idea – to create, but when he wanted to create something it has to be perfect, otherwise he considered it ruined. Michelangelo's artwork consisted of paintings and sculptures that showed humanity in its natural state.

When he was 30 years old he was called to Rome by Pope Julius II to create a monumental tomb. It was to have three levels: the bottom level was to have sculpted figures representing Victory and bond slaves. The second one was to have statues of Moses and Saint Paul as well as symbolic figures of the active and contemplative life-representative of the human striving for knowledge and the third was to have an image of the deceased pope.

Even though it took him 40 years to do it, it was never finished, because of the interruptions of the Pope who always wanted something else to be done. One of the things that he commanded him was to fresco the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which took him approximately four years. The overall organization consists of four large triangles at the corner, a series of eight triangular spaces on the outer border, an intermediate series of figures and nine central panels, all bound together with architectural motifs and nude male figures. The corner triangles depict heroic action in the Old Testament, while the other eight triangles depict the biblical ancestors of Jesus Christ.

The paintings that were done by Michelangelo had been painted with the...

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