Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475 in the Tuscan town of Caprese. First, he was a student of Ghirlandaio in Florence, in order to become a sculptor. Laurent de Medicis quickly noticed the talent of this young artist and took him under his wing. Between 1946 and 1501, Michelangelo lived in Rome and created, among other wonders, the famous Pietà. His fame came with the creation of the statue of David in Florence when he was only 30 years old. After, he received his first orders as a painter, particularly in 1508, for the Sistine Chapel ceiling. This work lasted until 1512. In 1534, Michelangelo finally settled in Rome and dedicated his life to architecture. He took the direction of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica. He died in Rome on February 18, 1564.
Along with Leonardo de Vinci, he made the most emblematic works of the High Renaissance and was an artist with multiple talents: architecture, painting, sculpture and poetry.
Art prints and oil reproductions by Michelangelo (Buonarroti)