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Unformatted text preview: He was an architect but considered himself a sculptor. (British Museum) He would sketch his works in chalk before turning them into sculptures or architecture. He captured every detail of the heroic and idealized male form. (British Museum) Like Da Vinci, Michelangelo made the human form seem graceful and turned them into works of art with the way they were posed. In the example of the tomb for the Medici, the form that is Day is in a position that in real life would be extraordinarily uncomfortable but Michelangelo makes the sculpture look graceful. The drawing of the eyes in the example on the British Museum shows an accurate amount of detail. It was this type of detail that Michelangelo desired his pupils to understand and be able to mimic in their own art. DRAWING CHECKPOINT 3 Reference The British Museum. (na). Michelangelo. Retrieved from http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/families_and_children/online_tours/michelangelo /michelangelo.aspx...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2011 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Annavida during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10