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Michelangelo Buonarroti

Translating the perception of touch to sight.

 
 
 
 

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In this FULL VERSION, designed for iPhone® and iPad®, you will find over 90 drawings by the great master Michelangelo. Enjoy the high quality images of his drawings, share them with your friends via email, and learn about the artist life.

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475 – 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer. His versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci.

Michelangelo’s drawings offer a unique insight into how the artist worked and thought. They are beautiful artworks in their own right but also provide a crucial link between his work as a sculptor, painter and architect. Michelangelo began drawing as boy and continued to refine and experiment with the medium — creating both preparatory sketches and finished artworks — until his death. Michelangelo’s drawings serve as examples of translating the perception of touch to sight. In other words, his drawings convey to our sight not what we would see but what we would touch. His primary focus as an artist was the male body, and his drawings chart his relentless search to find poses that would most eloquently express the emotional and spiritual state of his subjects. Most of Michelangelo’s drawings were never intended for public display, and he often recycled letters and drawings (working on both the front and back of the sheet) throughout his career. In fact, he would have been appalled to see them exhibited as he hated showing them to outsiders. He destroyed a large number before he died, probably to prevent them from falling into other hands; he may also have wished to conceal the amount of preparation behind his major works.

 
 
 
 

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7 Responses to “Michelangelo Buonarroti”

  1. rosalba says:

    me encanta ,bellos sobre todo MIGUEL ANGEL

  2. rosalba says:

    ME ENCANTA MICHELLANGELO BUONAROTI

  3. Maxine A. says:

    One of my FAVORITE apps ever! Through this app, I can now access dozens of high quality images that allow the opportunity to examine the incredible detail in the works. Furthermore, the works are organized by themes/ date making your viewing journey much more clear and organized. I’m an avid Michelangelo fan and this app made me appreciate his work on a whole new level. Definitely recommended!

  4. Susan O. says:

    A virtual reminder of the immortal legacy left behind by Michelangelo, without a question or doubt. This app provides insight to rare images that became the foundations of his amazing work that we see all over Italy. Any art lover would appreciate this app!

  5. Ron C. says:

    Through this app, you are able to appreciate the precision and details of his most prized and famous works. This app provides access to sketches that were used to compose most of his work, like those in the Sistine chapel as well as other works of art. Simply love this app and the access it provides in relation to Michelangelo!

  6. Anna Q. says:

    App is a fascinating portfolio of Michelangelo, one that presents the beautiful drawings in a way through which you have no choice but to examine in a whole new light. A useful app for any purpose related to the artist. It’s highly appealing due to the access it will give you to some of his rare works. Download today!

  7. Nisaa L. says:

    This app will give you an opportunity to analyze Michelangelo’s skills like never before. His drawing capabilities and his pursuit for perfection becomes obvious like never before. It is the ideal portfolio/application for any art enthusiast! The app costs next to nothing, a great deal for so rare works from the master.

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