English_Master May 17, 2016 No Comments
MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI There was a time period from 1400 C.E. to 1600 GE, referred to as the Renaissance. The Renaissance was an age of discovery shown through, architecture, poetry, art, sculp­ture, and theater based on a Greco-Roman culture. Among the many Renaissance thinkers there was a man named Michelangelo Buonarroti. Michelangelo was an architect, sculptor, painter, poet, and an engineer. He preferred sculpt­ing because he felt he was shaping mankind, which reflected the Renaissance era. The Renaissance encouraged everyone to express their human potential and become a master of their universe. In contrast to, the dark middle age ideas of a super­natural orientation, to life, the Renaissance encouraged a more natural world and human life orientation. Michelangelo re­flected the Renaissance ideals through his works of art; such as, the Sistine Chapel, many sculptures including David and the Pieta, and architecture including Capitoline Hill in Rome. In these forms of art, Michelangelo lived up to being the uni­versal man, which meant developing yourself into an indi­vidual genius. Michelangelo reflected the Renaissance in the central panels on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. A particular piece of art showed how Adam and God became members of the same race of super beings, reflecting a mixture of Greek mythology and Christianity. The concept of...
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