Michelangelo Buonarroti

Quick Facts
One of the greatest artists of all time, best known for painting the Sistine Chapel Ceiling and creating the marvelous marble sculpture, David. He was also an architect, and a poet.

Lived: 1475 - 1564

Born in: Caprese, Tuscany

Birthday and astrological sign: March 6, 1475 , Pisces

Died: February 18, 1564, Age 89

AKA: Michel-Ange

Quote: The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

Fun Facts: He secretly dissected corpses, he disliked Leonardo da Vinci, and he did not really want to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling because he considered himself a sculptor not a painter.

See also: Artists, Famous Artists

Art Renewal Center
A collection of 147 high resolution images with a small selection available to view for free.

About 15 images and a biography.

Web Gallery of Art: Visit to the Sistine Chapel
Presents the ceiling frescoes painted by Michelangelo between 158 and 1512, and the Last Judgment, the largest single fresco created in the 16th century.

Web Gallery of Art
Biographical information with links to images of sculptures, paintings, frescoes, drawings, and architectural works.
Image collection of sculptures.

Christus Rex
Complete paintings collection of the Sistine Chapel.

Olga's Gallery
Larger collection of works with a biography and historical comments.

Michelangelo Buonarroti
Site dedicated to those that wish to find out more about him and his times.


New Advent
Biographical information from the Catholic Encyclopedia.

Biography from Wikipedia, includes his life history, controversy, censorship and the 'Fig-Leaf Campaign'.

The Passions of Michelangelo
An essay by Rictor Norton from Gay History and Literature.

Michelangelo Buonarroti - Renaissance Artist
Narrative details the story of his life followed by specific discussions on his paintings depicting the Story of Genesis on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

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