Let Us Relax Ctd: Michelangelo

In full Michelangelo di Lodovico Buanarroti Simoni (b. March 6, 1475, Caprese, Republic of Florence [Italy]–d. Feb. 18, 1564, Rome), Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, and poet who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. (here)

“I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint.” — Michelangelo, quoted in Vasari’s Lives of the Artists

The Holy Family with the infant St. John the Baptist (the Doni Tondo) c. 1503-05; Tempera on panel, Diameter 120 cm (47 in); Uffizi, Florence


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