Thursday, January 21, 2010

Michelangelo Buonarroti's Biography Added

Creation of Adam by Michelangelo Buonarroti

We have just added the biography of Michelangelo Buonarroti, one of the greatest artists of all time. Michelangelo Buonarroti's versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci. Unlike any previous artist, Michelangelo was the subject of two biographies in his own lifetime. Read More ...

Featured above is famous painting “The Creation of Adam,” which is part of his Sistine Chapel ceiling. This creation is considered by some to be his greatest artistic achievement. Commissioned by Pope Julius II, it was one of nine scenes from Genesis which Michelangelo (1475 – 1564) painted. Depicting the flash of life and love surging from God to Adam, it fluently replicates human anatomy and movement.

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