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The Life And Art Of The Great Italian Renaissance Man, Sculptor, Painter, Architect And Poet Of High Renaissance Florence, As Told During 3 Hours Of 4 Documentary Features, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In An Archival Quality 2 Disc All Regions Format DVD Set, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! Contains 1) MICHELANGELO (Color, 1964, 30 Minutes), An Encyclopedia Brittanica Biography Directed By Accomplished Documentarian John Barnes; 2) THE TITAN: STORY OF MICHELANGELO (Black/White, 1950, 1 Hour 3 Minutes), The Academy Award Winning Biography Narrated By Frederic March: 3) MICHELANGELO'S LAST JUDGMENT (Color, 1978, 27 Minutes), Produced By The BBC For The British Open University; And 4) CAN THE VATICAN SAVE THE SISTINE CHAPEL? (Color, 1988, 58 Minutes), An Investigation Into The Controversy Over The Restoration Of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Paintings #Michelangelo #Renaissance #HighRenaissance #ItalianRenaissance #ArtOfEurope #WesternArt #Art #Painting #Architecture #Poetry #Geniuses #RenaissanceMen #Polymaths #Pieta #David #Frescoes #SistineChapel #TheLastJudgment #LaurentianLibrary #Mannerism #ManneristArchitecture #StPetersBasilica #RenaissanceMen #Florentines #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Michelangelo, Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet and genius of the High Renaissance (March 6, 1475 - February 18, 1564) was born in Caprese, Italy in the Republic of Florence. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, more commonly known by his first name Michelangelo, exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered by some the greatest living artist during his lifetime, he has since been described as one of the greatest artists of all time. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his artistic versatility 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, the fellow Florentine and client of the Medici, Leonardo da Vinci. A number of Michelangelo's works of painting, sculpture and architecture rank among the most famous in existence. His output in these fields was prodigious; given the sheer volume of surviving correspondence, sketches and reminiscences, he is the best-documented artist of the 16th century. He sculpted two of his best-known works, the Pieta and David, before the age of thirty. Despite holding a low opinion of painting, he also created two of the most influential frescoes in the history of Western art: the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and The Last Judgment on its altar wall. His design of the Laurentian Library pioneered Mannerist architecture. At the age of 74, he succeeded Antonio da Sangallo the Younger as the architect of St. Peter's Basilica. He transformed the plan so that the western end was finished to his design, as was the dome, with some modification, after his death. Michelangelo was the first Western artist whose biography was published while he was alive - in fact, two biographies were published during his lifetime. One of them, by Giorgio Vasari, proposed that Michelangelo's work transcended that of any artist living or dead, and was "supreme in not one art alone but in all three". In his lifetime, Michelangelo was often called Il Divino ("the divine one"). His contemporaries often admired his terribilita - his ability to instil a sense of awe. Attempts by subsequent artists to imitate Michelangelo's impassioned, highly personal style resulted in Mannerism, the next major movement in Western art after the High Renaissance. Michelangelo died in Rome in 1564, at the age of 88. His body was taken from Rome for interment at the Basilica of Santa Croce, fulfilling the maestro's last request to be buried in his beloved Florence.