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Michelangelo Buonarroti
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(in full Michelagn[i]olo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni; Mar 3, 1474, Caprese – Feb 18, 1564, Rome), Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet, the most important artist of the High Renaissance (III) and pioneer of Mannerism. In 1488 Michelangelo was apprenticed to Domenico Ghirlandaio in Florence. Intensive study of classical sculpture, through access to the collection of the Medici in the garden of San Marco, made possible (according to G. Vasari) since 1489, probably accounts for his immediate decision to forsake the study of pai…

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Buttler, Karen, “Michelangelo Buonarroti”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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