Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer.
Michelangelo is often considered one of the greatest artists of all time. His work during the Renaissance has had a huge influence on art in the western world. He has created many works of art in varying styles, including the sculpture David, paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and the painting The Last Judgement. He was also one of the architects of the famous St. Peter's Basilica. Michelangelo's work was extremely popular, even while he was still alive. He had two biographies published during his lifetime.
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Famous quotes by Michelangelo
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.Michelangelo
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.Michelangelo
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.Michelangelo
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.Michelangelo
Genius is eternal patience.Michelangelo
I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.Michelangelo
I am still learning.Michelangelo
I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint.Michelangelo
I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.Michelangelo
I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.Michelangelo
I live and love in God's peculiar light.Michelangelo
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.Michelangelo
If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.Michelangelo
If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.Michelangelo
Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.Michelangelo
The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone.Michelangelo
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.Michelangelo
The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.Michelangelo
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.Michelangelo
Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.Michelangelo
Michelangelo was a famous Italian artist and sculptor, who was born on March 6, 1475. As a person born on this date, Michelangelo is listed in our database as the 4th most popular celebrity for the day (March 6).
People born on March 6 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. Michelangelo is the 74th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Michelangelo's birthday, Michelangelo is the 7th most famous Italian.
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