Michelangelo

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni(6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), As an artist he was unmatched, the creator of works of sublime beauty that express the full breadth of the human condition. Yet in a world where art flourished only with patronage, Michelangelo was caught between the conflicting powers and whims of the Medici family in Florence, and the Papacy in Rome. Unlike many artists of his time, his genius was recognised.

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