Oct 6, 2022
Michelangelo is one of the most influential and greatest artists to ever live. His work in Italy has left an indelible footprint on our culture that will never be forgotten, from “David” which became an iconic symbol for sculptures around the world; to The Sistine Chapel ceiling which remains one if its most brilliant achievements- not just as religious imagery but also technical craftsmanship coupled with artistry unparalleled until today; And many more! 500 years after his death there are still those who recognize how much he changed both landscapes aesthetically AND physically through construction projects such as capital heightening beauty across cities measuring nearly 100 ft tall making them appear closer together than they actually were.
Michelangelo was born into a wealthy family in 1475, and from an early age his talent could be seen. He went on to study art at the famous Florence University where he came under the influence of many great Renaissance artists such as Brunelleschi or Donatello who are known for their amazing works within this field before him - but Michelangelo would soon surpass them all!
Michelangelo was a man of many personalities, but he left his mark on the city that would eventually become known as "Rome." The Pope knew this artist's skill set could be used in Rome and so did they! In 1496 while traveling from Florence to his new home away from Tuscany-Michelangelo made what may have been one final move - an international journey which saw him arrive at Anverages with admirers waiting eagerly outside.
If you want to check out a couple of Michelangelo's masterpieces then we highly recommend you book our Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica tour. The Sistine Chapel is one of the most iconic buildings and treasures in all Italy. Completed by Michelangelo over four years, between 1508-1512 after many days spent on scaffolding at heights up to seventy five feet below he completed this masterpiece which now has an inscription reading “IN HONOR OF GOD.” Michelangelo's genius insight allowed him to include stronger piers at the base of St. Peter's Basilica as well as an increase in thickness for perimeter walls which ultimately made it workable even though initial engineering was not up-to par! Guided by an English-speaking expert you will be astounded by the powerful frescoes of the Last Judgment and the Sistine Chapel’s unforgettable ceiling. After this you will get access to St. Peter’s Basilica from a privileged path, without waiting, to see the most important church of the Catholic world, with masterpieces like the “Pietà” by Michelangelo and other impressive works. Click on the link below to learn more!