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Michelangelo (Buonarroti) [Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni]locked

  • Anthony Hughes
  •  and Caroline Elam

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(b Caprese, ?March 6, 1475; d Rome, Feb 18, 1564).

Italian sculptor, painter, draughtsman and architect. The elaborate exequies held in Florence after Michelangelo’s death celebrated him as the greatest practitioner of the three visual arts of sculpture, painting and architecture and as a respected poet. He is a central figure in the history of art: one of the chief creators of the Roman High Renaissance, and the supreme representative of the Florentine valuation of ...

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