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Wu 1Kenly WuImage: A Image: B 1.Title: Sistine Chapel Ceiling2.Artist: Michelangelo Buonarroti3.Date: 1508 - 15124.Medium: Gold, Plaster, and Fresco Painting5.Size: Length: 134ft Width: 44ft Height: 68ft6.Location: Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, Europe7.*Source:a.Webpage Image(A) - St. Peters Cathedral: b.Webpage Image(B) – Sistine Chapel: coacheshotseatblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Mich7.jpg
Wu 2Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese near Arezzo, Tuscany.He was born into a family that for several generations been in the banking business. During hisearly childhood, Michelangelo was placed with a family of stonecutters in the town of Settignanobecause of his mother’s illness and later death (1, P1). There he was raised “along with the milkof my nurse I received the knack of handling chisel and hammer, with which I make my figures”(1, P2). Michelangelo’s father sent him to study grammar with Francesco da Urbino in Florence.As a kid, Michelangelo wasn’t interested in school nor education and focused more on art. Hewould watch painters at nearby churches and draw what he saw there (1, P3). His father laterrealized that his son had no interest in the family financial business and decided to apprenticehim. Michelangelo was apprenticed in painting with Demenico Ghirlandaio and in sculpture withBertoldo di Giovanni (2, P3). His father even manage to persuade Ghirlandaio to payMichelangelo at the age of 14, which was highly unusual at that time. He attended Lorenzo’sschool from 1490 to 1492. There he was influenced by many prominent people who modifiedand expanded his ideas on art (1, P3).Michelangelo Buonarroti was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who influence the development of Western art. His works were applied in the Sistine Chapel. Today it serves as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity (3, P1). The monument’s fame lies mainly in the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo. The master piece was commissioned by Pope Julius II in 1508. Despite being a sculptor, Michelangelo accepted the commission and began one of his greatest masterpiece for the next four years. Unhappy with the ability of his assistants, he decided to work on the painting all by himself (3, P2). For four years, he been working up to 60 feet above the ground in appalling conditions and spend most of the time leaning backwards in order to get a proper picture of what he was doing. After four years, he developed scoliosis, arthritis, and muscle cramps, as well as