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1. What did you learn about how he worked? - He re-used all his paper/drawings and carried them with him when he traveled, they were his Intellectual property. 2.What did you learn about him as an artist, about his time or about his life? -Michelangelowas born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese near Arezzo, Tuscany. He was the first artist who was recognized during his life time. He is also the first western artist whose biography was published when he is still alive. Two biographies for him was written, one was by Giorgio Vasari, who praised Michelangelo as the greatest artist since the beginning of renaissance. He is the best documented artist in 16th Century and has influenced so many areas of art development in the West. Together with Leonardo Da Vinci, the two stood out as strong and mighty-personalities with two irreconcilably opposed attitudes to art, yet with a bond of deep understanding between them.3. What did you learn about the art student? Is it like that today? 4. What works characterize his work? Describe? -His works are among the greatest masterpieces of the history of art, and are characterized by monumental bodies and twisted busts,which mark the surpassing of the idea according to which art has to imitate the proportions of thehuman figure. Eample: Michelangelo was only 26 years old when he began working on the “David”, considered the most beautiful statue of the Renaissance, and which launched his career as the major sculptor of his time. The “David” was a real challenge for the artist, who began working on a block of marble that other artists before him had tried to carve, but the block had a lot of problems because the material was fragile.5.What did he learn from his teacher Ghirlandaio? Do you see it in his work and what did he think of it? What did he do to improve on his teachings? -Michelangelo tried to conceal any influence that Ghirlandaio might have had on him. He preferred people to believe that he was a completely self-taught artist instead of a product of the workshop system. Even so Michelangelo surely learned the fundamentals of fresco painting while under Ghirlandaio. These

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