Michelangelo Buonarroti born in Caprese, Tuscany in 1475. He was a painter, sculptor, architect and, aside from Leonardo Di Vinci, no other artist quite embodied the renaissance like Michelangelo. Known during his time as Il Divino or the divine one, a name he acquired because of his talent, a talent that has never been equaled, never mind surpassed. Quite an achievement for a man who died nearly 500 years ago. Yet what is it about this artist that made him so great? To answer that you only need to look at his work and forget about the Sistine Chapel, because to really understand Michelangelo you need to look at his sculpture.
Listed below are a couple of his works in Rome, often overlooked.
San Pietro in Vincoli
address - 4/a Piazza San Pietro in Vincoli
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
website - www.basilicaminerva.it
Christ carrying the cross 1519-20