The magnificent masterpieces of Michelangelo

In this exhibition I will showcase some of the art pieces that help contribute to Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni's great success. A lot of Michelangelo's art pieces are related to biblical stories and saint figures. Although Michelangelo's work was mostly done in the Renaissance era his work is still greatly viewed and appreciated till this day.  I chose these specific artworks because they show how Michealangelo used technique and creativity to influence how his artwork is perceived. I also chose some because they were works that were commission for Michelangelo and this shows how he was becoming a well known artist in the Italian Renaissance era.

This sculpture that Michelangelo created was originally created for the funeral monument of pope Giulis II however it was donated to Duke Cosimo after Michelangelo's death. This sculpture is viewed as a symbol of victory.
"The Torment of Saint Anthony is the first known painting that Michelangelo created at age 12 or 13. This painting is 1 out of only 4 known easel paintings that Michelangelo created.
Michealangelo used black chalk when creating the "Annunciation to the Virgin". This drawing represents Michelangelo's design for an altarpiece for the Cesi family chapel in Santa Maria della Pace, Rome.
The sculpture of Moses was to be the top centerpiece among 40 statues to decorate the tomb of Pope Julius II. In this sculpture of Moses, Michelangelo placed horns on Moses. This might be because horns were a symbol of wisdom and leadership.
Michelangelo used a solid effect when he used a combination of medias on top of another. Using black and red chalk followed by pen and brown ink, Michelangelo used these medias to enhance the focus of attention which was the central group of the Virgin and the two children.
This painting can also be called "The Holy Family". This painting is believed to be commissioned for the occasion of the first daughter of Agnolo Doni. This painting symbolizes the transition from pagan times (the naked youth) to Christianity (can be seen by John the Baptist in the background).
"The Lamentation of Christ" is used with red chalk over black chalk. In this Pieta scene the dead Christ is sitting in an almost upright posture This version has been subject of controversy with regard to the attribution.
The red chalk on the recto of this sheet depicts a group of nude figured who appear as archers aiming at a herm. However, in this drawing the bows are not shown in the drawing. This drawing can be interpreted as an allegory.
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