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Michelangelo: Not Only a Genius Painter

Hosted by the Consul of the London Gallery Visits Group
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Sat 21 Nov 15:00 - 16:00

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Michelangelo, in full Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, (born in Protected content , Caprese died in Protected content Rome). The notorious Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, and poet who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.

A side effect of Michelangelo’s fame in his lifetime was that his career was more fully documented than that of any artist of the time or earlier. He was the first Western artist whose biography was published while he was alive—in fact, there were two rival biographies.

Many writers have described Michelangelo as the archetype of a brooding and difficult artist, and, although he was indeed hot-tempered, his character was much more complex than the sullen artist stereotype.

He was also deeply religious and could be very generous toward his assistants. There has been some speculation that Michelangelo might have been gay, but scholars cannot confirm his sexual preference. He led a mostly solitary life with few known intimate relationships.