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Michelangelo: A Guide to Michelangelo’s Life and Paintings

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 25, 2022 • 8 min read

Michelangelo is perhaps the most recognizable artist from the Italian Renaissance. His fresco painting of the Creation of Adam from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and his monumental sculpture David have both been reproduced so frequently in contemporary visual culture that his art is synonymous with the Renaissance itself.