Michelangelo
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo ([mikeˈlandʒelo]), was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of ...
7 Historical Figures Posthumously Diagnosed With Illnesses
A recent study in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine argues that the Italian painter and sculptor Michelangelo may have suffered from a bout of osteoarthritis that left his hands gnarled and...
The 10 greatest works of art ever
From mysterious 30,000-year-old cave paintings to a 'cathedral of the mind' by Jackson Pollock, art critic Jonathan Jones names his favourite artworks of all time – and where in the world you can see ...
Blood on the canvas: the greatest feuds in art history
In his exhibition You Were Shit in the 80s, artist Mackie imagines fictional feuds between great artists. He didn’t need to. Real art history is riddled with rivalries – from Leonardo’s attempted cast...
9 Things You May Not Know About Michelangelo
On the 540th anniversary of his birth, learn nine surprising facts about the artist often called “the Divine One.”
10 paintings with hidden meanings
After revelations that an artist hid a Monica Lewinsky reference in an official portrait of Bill Clinton, Mark Hudson lists 10 more paintings with secrets
How to Tour Michelangelo’s Rome
The Renaissance artist called art “a wife” and his works “my children.” Visit these five sites in the Italian capital and the Vatican to pay homage to his legacy
Medici Madonna
NOCI Bari Festa dei SS Medici e della Madonna del Rosario 2009 processione e festa.
Michelangelo and the Medici

Michelangelo's father sent him to study Grammar with the Humanist Francesco da Urbino in Florence as a young boy. The young artist, however, showed no interest in his schooling, preferring to co...
Sistine Chapel ceiling
The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art.The ceiling is that of the Sistine Chapel, the large papal chapel built within ...
The Last Judgment (Michelangelo)
12°27′15″E / 41.90278°N 12.45417°E / 41.90278; 12.45417The Last Judgment, or The Last Judgement (Italian: Il Giudizio Universale), is a fresco by the Italian Renaissance...
Pietà (Michelangelo)
The Pietà (1498–1499) is a world-famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme ...
Michelangelo quadrangle
The Michelangelo quadrangle is in the southern hemisphere of the planet Mercury, where the imaged part is heavily cratered terrain that has been strongly influenced by the presence of multiring basins...
Head of a Faun
Head of a faun is a lost sculpture by Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo, dating from c. 1489. His first known work of sculpture in marble, it was sculpted when he was 15 or 16 as a copy of an an...
St. Proclus (Michelangelo)
The statue of St. Proclus (1494–1495) was created by Michelangelo out of marble. Its height is 58.5 cm. It is situated in the Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna. Its subject is Saint Proculus (...
The Angel Inside
The Angel Inside: Michelangelo's Secrets For Following Your Passion And Finding The Work You Love is a 2007 book written by Chris Widener. As the title indicate, it is a story about finding and follow...
Madonna of Bruges
The Madonna of Bruges is a marble sculpture by Michelangelo of Mary with the infant Jesus. Michelangelo's depiction of the Madonna and Child differs significantly from earlier representations of the ...
Milton (crater)
Milton is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 186 kilometers. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Milton is named for the English poet John Milton, who lived fr...
Night (Michelangelo)
Night is a sculpture in marble (155x150 cm, maximum length 194 cm diagonally) by the Italian Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti, dating from 1526–1531, included in the decoration of th...
Doni Tondo
The Doni Tondo or Doni Madonna, sometimes called The Holy Family, is the only finished panel painting by the mature Michelangelo to survive. Now in the Uffizi in Florence, Italy, and still in its orig...
Piccolomini Altarpiece
The Piccolomini Altarpiece is an architectural and sculptural altarpiece in the left-nave of Siena Cathedral, commissioned by cardinal Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini. It was built between 1481 and 1...
Apollo (Michelangelo)
The Apollo, Apollo-David, David-Apollo, or Apollino is a 1.46 m unfinished marble sculpture by Michelangelo that dates from approximately 1530. It now stands in the Bargello museum in Florence.
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Atlas Slave
The Atlas Slave is a 2.77m high marble statue by Michelangelo, dated to 1525–30. It is one of the 'Prisoners', the series of unfinished sculptures for the tomb of Pope Julius II. It is now held in the...
Awakening Slave
The Awakening Slave is a 2.67m high marble statue by Michelangelo, dated to 1525-30. It is one of the 'Prisoners', the series of unfinished sculptures for the tomb of Pope Julius II. It is now held in...
Bearded Slave
The Bearded Slave (Italian: Schiavo barbuto) is a marble sculpture by Michelangelo datable to around 1525–1530 and kept in the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence. It forms part of the series of "unfi...
Brutus (Michelangelo)
The Brutus is a 1538 bust of Brutus by Michelangelo. It is now in the Bargello museum in Florence. It was commissioned by the republican Donato Giannotti for cardinal Niccolò Ridolfi.It is said to hav...
Cristo della Minerva
The Cristo della Minerva, also known as Christ the Redeemer, Christ Carrying the Cross or the Risen Christ, is a marble sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti, finis...