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Michelangelo, Pietà, 1498-1500, marble (Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. The Pietà was a popular subject among northern european artists. It means Pity or Compassion, and represents Mary sorrowfully contemplating the dead body of her son which she holds on her lap. This sculpture was commissioned by a French Cardinal living in Rome. Look closely and see how Michelangelo made marble seem like flesh, and look at those complicated folds of drapery. It is important here to remember how sculpture is made. It was a messy, rather loud process (which is one of the reasons that Leonardo claimed that painting was superior to sculpture!). Just like painters often mixed their own paint, Michelangelo forged many of his own tools, and often participated in the quarrying of his marble -- a dangerous job. When we look at the extraordinary representation of the human body here we remember that Michelangelo, like Leonardo before him, had dissected cadavers to understand how the body worked. . Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.
Scoprite i capolavori del Rinascimento italiano con questo emozionante video in 3D. "Centottanta metri quadri di affresco, 400 figure, cinque anni di lavoro: sono questi gli incredibili numeri del Giudizio Universale e del genio solitario di Michelangelo..." http://www.italyguides.it/it/lazio/roma/stato-vaticano-santa-sede/musei-vaticani/cappella-sistina/giudizio-universale-michelangelo
You know Michelangelo for his great work on the Sistine Chapel. But you might not know that his true passion was for sculpture! Find out more about Michelangelo’s childhood and his Wonder Years as he moves between sculptor and painter. Get even more Artrageous content! SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/artrageouswithnate Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/artrageousnate Follow us on Instagram https://instagram.com/artrageousnate Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/artrageouswithnate
Michelangelo: Collection of works (HD)
Description: "Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, popularly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet. He is considered to be one of the greatest artists of the High Renaissance period. Born in Florence, he lived with the family of a stonecutter from the age of six. Michelangelo never paid attention to schooling and instead expressed an interest in painting and later became an apprentice to a painter before studying in the sculpture gardens of the powerful Medici family. Thereafter, he started focusing on his work, creating for himself a remarkable career as a painter and sculptor in the Italian Renaissance. Two of his most significant initial works that helped him rise to eminence were the statues of ‘Pieta’ and 'David’ which were recognized for their artistic technique. Subsequently, he was commissioned by Pope Julius II to design his tomb, a project on which he worked on for four decades. Meanwhile, after receiving much appreciation for his sculpted works, he was commissioned to design the ceiling of Rome's Sistine Chapel, a project which fueled his imagination to produce one of the most influential works in the history of Western Art. Some of his other major works include the design of ‘Medici Chapel’ and ‘Laurentian Library’, and the painting of ‘Last Judgment’ on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel which is considered a masterpiece. Michelangelo was the greatest artist of his time and his name has become synonymous with the best of the Italian Renaissance"
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