This is a 32 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on The Renaissance - Key Figures - Michelangelo. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Italy to a family of moderate means in the banking business. Michelangelo became an apprentice to a painter before studying in the sculpture gardens of the powerful Medici family. What followed was a remarkable career as an artist in the Italian Renaissance, recognized in his own time for his artistic virtuosity. His works include the "David" and "Pieta" statues and the ceiling paintings of Rome's Sistine Chapel, including the "Last Judgment."
Michelangelo's "Pieta," a sculpture of Mary holding the dead Jesus across her lap, was finished in less than 1 year, and was erected in the church of the cardinal's tomb. Michelangelo took over a commission for a statue of "David," which 2 prior sculptors had previously attempted and abandoned, and turned the 17-foot piece of marble into a dominating figure.
When asked to paint the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo at first refused the Pope, protesting that he was a sculptor, not a painter. Pope Julius insisted and finally prevailed. The project fueled Michelangelo’s imagination, and the original plan for 12 apostles morphed into more than 300 figures on the ceiling of the sacred space.
*The original work later had to be completely removed soon after due to an infectious fungus in the plaster, and then recreated. Michelangelo fired all of his assistants, whom he deemed inept, and completed the 65-foot ceiling alone, spending endless hours on his back and guarding the project jealously until revealing the finished work, on October 31, 1512.
The presentation covers the following:
Interest in Painting
Interest in Sculpture
The “Cupid” Sculpture (2)
The “Pieta” Sculpture
The “Pieta” Revered
The “David” Sculpture (2)
The Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel Commissioned
Pope Julius II
Infighting with Bramante
Illness & Death
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... the Renaissance.