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Twenty Greatest Facts about Michelangelo

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Michelangelo quit school at the age of 13 to paint. Report Abuse
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Michelangelo disliked Leonardo de Vinci.
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he actualy like sculpting better then painting
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After Michelangelo started to participate at the meetings organised by Lorenzo de Medici, with famous Italian writers and humanists, he felt sorry he didn't learn Greek and Latin, but this meetings were like a second school for him.
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what did his dad say about this or the people who were looking after him ?
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Painting for Pope Julian II Michelangelo was forced to create paintings against his will. Report Abuse
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This is true. He wasn't forced, but rather blackmailed, because the Pope knew that Michelangelo was fat, and threatened to tell everyone, as ray was a shameful thing back then.
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i also feel bad because he quit school
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hi
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Michelangelo wasn't forced to create the paintings on the altar wall and the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. He chose to do it to spite the Pope's architect, Bramante and Bramante's prodige, Raphel.
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i do not believe this
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He wanted to carve his marble more than anything.
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I feel bad for michelangelo but to think he is doing it against his will and it is that good the guy is amazing.
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Michelangelo completed the Sistine Chapel when he was only 37. Report Abuse
He said he was tortured for 4 years and after finished he felt old and weary.
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He completed most of his art before he was 30
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The actual statue of David is over 14 feet tall. Report Abuse
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cool and amazing
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wow! nice post card photo! (joking)
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Gross
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ha lol get rest m8 it is actually 17.0 ft tall lol
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19 feet to be excact
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Michaelangelo only signed one of his works that was 'Pieta' Report Abuse
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EVERYONE KNOWS THAT WAS THE PIETA
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incorrect that sculpture was of Mary holding Jesus please + :)
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Yah.....that is the Pieta, "art genious"đŸ˜’
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That was the Pieta..
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ur wrong he signed the marble statue of mary and josef
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He had a crooked nose because he was hit at age 17 Report Abuse
Very interesting
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All he hade to do was go to art school!!!
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His talented skills with a chisel and a paintbrush made him the envy of all his fellow pupils. Pietro Torrigino grew so enraged at his talent he smacked him in the nose leaving it permanently damaged and disfigured.
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Because of another sculptor from the Medici Garden.
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Michelangelo worked on sculptures up to last minute he died. Report Abuse
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No, actually he worked until the week he died. He was too sick to actually work so he sent ideas and images to trusted sculptors.
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Wow
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He sied from an infection a few weeks before his 89th birthday in Rome
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how'd he die
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Did he die because he was working too much
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Michelangelo wrote over 300 poems that still are archived in libraries. Report Abuse
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that's great! :)
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The first few poems that he wrote was to a young sixteen-year old boy that died just a year after they had met, he wrote around 48 funeral epigrams to him.
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actually she was called Vittoria Colonna
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And the first ones were for a girl he met when he was 19. Her name is Clarissa.
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awesome! :)
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He is one of the few artists that had his biography published while he was still alive. Report Abuse
Most artists don't become famous until after they die.
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He had about two rival biographies written of him prior to his death in 1564.
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lucky man
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Historical records show Michelangelo did not paint from 1534 - 1541. Report Abuse
He was a soldier for the Republic of Florence during that time.
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His full name was Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni. Report Abuse
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Iam a BOSS
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cool
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His mother died when he was young and he was raised by a stonecutters family. Report Abuse
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she died when he was 6 years old
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how did his mum die
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he is the best artist Report Abuse
just cause
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cool
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In 2007 a sketch of his work on St. Peter's Basilica was discovered. Report Abuse
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wow.....amazing
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cool
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Many believe he was gay. Report Abuse
It is not known for sure but, he didn't spend a great deal of time painting or sculpting women as did many of his contemporaries.
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he was not he was not
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what is the big deal
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Wikipedia is not a reliable website also he was not I read one of his books Michelangelo for life :)
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Who cares he was a great artist.
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I don't think he is gay I think he is a really cool guy :)
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wow that is gay haha :^)
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Honestly, he was. Many people back then were too, sadly (not to offend anyone). Michelangelo loved at least 5 men, and one woman in his later years. If you want any more information on this, search Michelangelo on Wikipedia and click on Personal Life.
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I doubt he was. make sure your sources are solid
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After all the masterpieces he created, is this thing really important? I don't think so. But, for those who want to know... he actually loved two women and composed poems for both. When he was old he started to feel something for a young man, Tommaso, who helped him with his work. However, remember something Michelangelo said: "If you would take the art out of my veins, I would not have enough blood in me to spit." This is important, not his sexual orientation. Read "The Agony And The Ecstasy" by Irving Stone and you'll understand more. [:
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he is right you could get in trouble
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my teacher gave me detention because i said it in class
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he was not
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Really? You had to put that? What if a child saw it and they went around saying it? it would get them in a lot of trouble.
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His personality was that of arrogance. Report Abuse
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Was it.
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He was quite self conscious about his works and actually ended up destroying most of his sketches because he didn't want people to know how hard he worked.
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The Sistine Chapel ceiling is 1720 square meters. Report Abuse
It took him four years to paint it.
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it's bigger than that
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lucky you,also I feel bad for him because he had to do the whole chapel ceiling
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True I ve been there.
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He used to spend months trying to select marble for his sculptures. Report Abuse
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He was actually very picky with his blocks of marble.Hi!!
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Well he made the right choice for David.
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Michelangelo's David was an old damadged peice of marble.
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Because if he hadn't done that, we wouldn't be able to see "David" today, for example.
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i dont think it was fake marble
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He was often dissappointed with his art and with himself. Report Abuse
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You should never be dissapointed in anything you should believe in yourself.
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SWEET
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He*
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Be believed than if he will ever be contented with a mediocre piece of art, the artist within him will die.
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that is sad
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He took great pride in mixing his own paint. Report Abuse
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SWEET
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good for you bra
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cool
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Michelangelo believed every stone had a scupture waiting to be chiseled from it. Report Abuse
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Hi! That was cool!
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that's cool that he believed that. it shows he is really passionate about the wok and art.
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nice
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started to paint at age 13 Report Abuse
i feel bad for michael because all he wanted to do was paint
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No he like to sculpt most !!!!!!!!
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age 7*
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