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Michelangelo Buonarroti


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475-1564. Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet who created some of the greatest works of art of all time, including the marble sculpture David (1501), the paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (1508-1512), and the plans for Saint Peter's Church in Rome.

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  • n. Florentine sculptor and painter and architect; one of the outstanding figures of the Renaissance (1475-1564)


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  • A case could be made that the ridiculously talented Florentine artist Michelangelo Buonarroti set the standard that all subsequent art work strives to reach.

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  • Caravaggio's earliest surviving works suggest he had closely studied the male nudes on the Sistine Ceiling painted by his namesake, Michelangelo Buonarroti.

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  • In the center of which, is a cupid sculpture, attributed to Michelangelo Buonarroti now authenticated, the original is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and an exact replica replaces it.

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  • Michelangelo Buonarroti, known by his first name the world over as the singular artistic genius, sculptor, and architect, was also an anatomist, a secret he concealed by destroying almost all of his anatomical sketches and notes.

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  • The Muscarelle Museum in Williamsburg, Va., is displaying 12 drawings by Michelangelo Buonarroti, as well as several of his poems and other materials, that provide a rare glimpse into the Italian master's artistic process and way of working.

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  • Michelangelo Buonarroti had grown into the most extraordinary talent anyone had ever seen at such an early age, and it was determined that he must be raised as a Medici.

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  • Paul III saw a glorious new St. Peter's as a metaphor for a reborn Church of Rome, and he turned to Michelangelo Buonarroti to realize it.

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  • "Michelangelo: Drawings and Attributions" exhibits drawings attributed to the Italian master Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564).

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  • They say that Michelangelo Buonarroti is our prophet, and his paintings our sacred texts.


  • There, hidden away in the hills of Rome, was a small college dedicated to the study of classical art, with an emphasis on works and techniques of Michelangelo Buonarroti.



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