10 Lines on Michelangelo

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni better known as Michelangelo was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect and poet. Michelangelo lived a busy life. He was a great sculptor and artist of the Renaissance period. His two famous statues made on marble, the Pieta in Saint Peter's Basilica and David in Florence win a lot of admiration by the people. His most famous work of architecture is the east end and dome of Saint Peter's Basilica.

Michelangelo was born on 6th March, 1475 in Caprese near Arezzo, Tuscany. His father's name was Leonardo di Buonarroti di Simoni, and his mother was Francesca di Neri Del Miniato di Siena. His mother died when he was only six. Michelangelo’s father sent him to study with a tutor, Francesco da Urbino.

But he could not develop his interested in subjects. When he was 13 years old he joined as an assistant to the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. Michelangelo was able to learn the art of fresco painting and making statues very well, from Ghirlandaio.

Ten Lines on Michelangelo in English

Here we are presenting a set of ten lines about a famous architect and sculptor of the Renaissance period the legend Michelangelo. We have tried to keep these points simple and easy. Through these facts we will know about his childhood, life, and works. These special lines are important for the school going children from class 1 to 6. They may use these points in their assigned works such as short biography, short notes, essays, and will enhance your morning speech. Hence enjoy reading:

10 Lines on Michelangelo – Set 1

1) Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet born in the Republic of Florence.

2) He has been known as one of the greatest artists of all the times.

3) A number of Michelangelo’s paintings; sculptures and architectures are very popular among the people of the whole world.

4) His two famous sculptors are the Pieta and David that he sculpted before the age of thirty.

5) Michelangelo was the first Western artist whose biography was published while he was still alive.

6) He was also a poet and had written more than 300 poems.

7) Michelangelo sculpted a number of Pietas in which he clearly reflects upon mortality.

8) Michelangelo was called Il Divino, or The Divine One.

9) He gained immense popularity as a sculptor when Florence’s most powerful family, the Medici, hired him.

10) Michelangelo died in Rome in 1564, at the age of 88.

In the other set of ten lines we are providing here the detail and different facts about the legend Michelangelo. We have tried to put before you some precious facts which will enhance your knowledge and help you in completing his biography. School going students will be benefitted by these valuable points as with the help of these lines they can make their topics more attractive.

10 Lines on Michelangelo – Set 2

1) Michelangelo was considered parallel to the renowned artist and sculptor of Florence Leonardo da Vinci.

2) He painted two of the most dominant frescoes in the history of Western art:  the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and The Last Judgment on its altar wall.

3) Michelangelo was the successor of Antonio de Sangallo the Younger as the architect of St. Peter’s Basilica at the age of 74.

4) In 1497, Michelangelo had carved a sculpture of the Virgin Mary who showing her grief on Jesus Christ’s corpse that has been kept in St. Peter’s Basilica.

5) Michelangelo made the fresco of The Last Judgment on the Sistine Chapel’s alter wall and took a time of seven years from 1534.

6) Michelangelo was a bachelor, but there were gossips in general to have love affairs with Tommaso di Cavalieri and the poet Vittoria Colonna.

7) Michelangelo’s David is the most famous male nude statue of all time and en-routed to be reproduced in order to enhance the beauty of the cities all around the world.

8) Michelangelo was younger than Leonardo da Vinci by 23 years, and older than Raphael by eight who were their contemporary and competitors.

9) In 1505, Michelangelo was deputed by Pope Julius II to build the Pope’s tomb and it took 40 years but Michelangelo was not fully satisfied by the work.

10) Due to old age and ill-health he died in 1564 in Rome and his body was buried in his beloved Florence as he wished.

 Michelangelo was a pious Catholic whose faith deepened at the end of his life. Michelangelo was sober in nature in his personal life, and once told his apprentice, Ascanio Condivi that however rich he might have been, he had always lived like a poor man.

He was indifferent to food and drink, eating more out of necessity than of pleasure. He had written much poetry and reflected the different traits of life. His collection of poems were compiled in a book named Poem-285 whose last line depicts his wish "Neither painting nor sculpture will be able any longer to calm my soul, now turned toward that divine love that opened his arms on the cross to take us in."