Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Timeless Masterpieces of The Great Masters- Michelangelo

Pieta (1499)

Ignudo (Sistine Chapel)

Sistine Chapel (Ceiling) (1508- 1512)

The Libyan Sybil (Sistine Chapel)

Statue of David (1504)

The Last Judgment

Chalk Portrait of Michelangelo
by Daniele da Volterra

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (March 6, 1475- February 18, 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man along with his rival and fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci.

Michelangelo's output in every field during his long life was prodigious, when the sheer volume of correspondence, sketches and reminiscences that survive is also taken into account, he is the best documented artist of the 16th century. Two of his best known works, the Pieta and the David, were sculpted before he turned thirty. Michelangelo was a profound perfectionist. If he found the tiniest flaw in one of his works, he considered it ruined.

Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprece near Arezzo, Tuscany. Michelangelo, who was often arrogant with others and constantly dissatisfied with himself, saw art as originating from inner inspiration and from culture. For Michelangelo, the job of the sculptor was to free the forms that were already inside the stone. He died on February 18, 1564 in Rome at the age of 88.

Sourced from: Wikipedia

Tags: Timeless Masterpieces, Great Masters, Michelangelo, Pieta, Statue of David, Sistine Chapel, Art, Paintings

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


Jessica said...

grabe nakaka-amaze yung painting sa ceiling ng sistine chapel. only a painter who is as passionate and as patient as Michaelangelo can deliver such masterpieces.

walang lugar ang tamad sa mga ganito. :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Caca,
Yes, that was quite a prodigious job and he finished it in almost a decade. His genius and his passionate love for art has driven him to finish the whole work. Had he inspired the artist in you Caca? You are an artist too in your own right. Thanks for your visit and wonderful review. God bless you always my young friend. Hindi mo ba tinignan si David? He,he,he,*lol* Joke lang!

Gregorio said...

There is just simply to many pieces to comment on here so I will leave one comment here.I love the choices of artists you have written about and the information you have given.I especially like the Renoir and Goya pieces.Thanks for the posts.Take care.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Gregorio,
Why thank you so much for the compliments. But, TO GOD BE THE GLORY. Thanks for your visit and valuable comments. God bless you always.

Jessica said...

hahaha, artist ka jan. more stirs, and (baka) eventually an artist will emerge na talaga. :)

J C said...

Wow Mel. Love this. Especially since I am a painter, and totally in love with Renaissance era painting. Love Michelangelo. Also very fond of Rosetti. He painted such beautiful women with such luscious lips. And I've duplicated (well, close) Botticelli's La Primavera as a mural on one of my bedroom walls. Great artists these were!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Caca,
Actually there is a budding artists in us all who love and appreciate the arts. I have read your poems and your attempt to post pictures in the genre of wordless postings. I wish you will further develop the artist in you. Hindi bola yun. he,he,he *lol* Ta-artits ka talaga. Thanks again for your visit and wacky comments. God bless you always my young friend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Judie,
I will go over to your blog to see your paintings. I'm dying to see them. Thanks for appreciating the work of arts of Michelangelo and the other artists. They are really great that is why they are called masters. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

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