Painter, Sculptor and Architect of Florence
Michelangelo (1475-1564) was one of the most famous artists in history. He was mainly interested in creating large marble statues, but his endless creative energy also led him to become a great painter and architect as well as a poet. He was also one of the most famous people of his time and a great leader of the Italian Renaissance; a period marked by a rebirth
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he was 75 years old, were frescoes in the Pauline Chapel in the Vatican. They show The Conversion of Saint Paul (1545) and The Crucifixion of Saint Peter (1550). Although they are large, complicated designs like the Sistine Chapel paintings, they are graver, more still and inward. Michelangelo became deeply religious in his last years, during which he made devotional drawings comparable to the Rondanini Pieta. He also wrote some of his finest poetry during his old age.