Famous Left-handed Birthday, March 6
Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian Renaissance Artist
Michelangelo Buonarroti, Artist
Left-handed artist Michelangelo started painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel for Pope Julius II. This was in 1508, and he was only 33 years old.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), or Michelangelo, as he is commonly called, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer.
His versatility in the fields of disciplines he took up was exceedingly in high order that he is often considered with the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, that is, along with fellow Italian, Leonardo da Vinci.
Michelangelo’s output in every field was just a prolific including sketches, volume of correspondence, and reminiscences that survive, as documented. His best-known works, the Pietà and David, were sculpted before he turned thirty. He also created two of the most influential works in fresco in the history of Western art: the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling and The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
As an architect, Michelangelo pioneered the Mannerist style at the Laurentian Library. At the age of 74, he succeeded Antonio da Sangallo the Younger as the architect of St. Peter’s Basilica.
Scholars see proof of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s left-handedness in his depiction of Adam extending his left hand toward God on the ceiling of the Sisteine Chapel.
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