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30 Most Famous Michelangelo Paintings and Sculptures

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni also widely known as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance. He was born on 6 March 1475 in Caprese Michelangelo, Italy and died on 18 February 1564 in Rome, Italy. This article contains 30 Most Famous Michelangelo Paintings and Sculptures.

Doni Tondo

Doni Tondo by Michelangelo

Doni Tondo by Michelangelo

Doni Tondo is a painting produced by Michelangelo Buonarroti between 1506 and 1507. This painting by the Italian artist was also widely known by the name “The Holy Family” and was completed by Michelangelo without the help of his assistants.

The Moses

The Moses by Michelangelo

The Moses by Michelangel

The Moses is a sculpture produced by Michelangelo Buonarroti between 1513 and 1515. The sculpture can be viewed at the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome. Michelangelo depicts Moses with horns on his head and the sculpture was Commissioned by Pope Julius II for his tomb in 1505.\

The Entombment

The Entombment by Michelangelo

The Entombment is a painting produced by Michelangelo between 1500 and 1501. This is an unfinished painting by the Italian artist in which Jesus body is being placed in a garden’s tomb. This painting can be viewed at National Gallery in London.

David

David by Michelangelo

David is a sculpture produced by Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni between 1501 and 1504. This sculpture was regarded as one of the most famous sculptures of Renaissance. This painting can be viewed at Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze in Florence, Italy.

The Sistine Chapel ceiling

The Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo

The Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo

The Sistine Chapel ceiling is a fresco painting produced by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512. The Sistine Chapel is regarded as a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art. The fresco ceiling is located in the Sistine Chapel in Vatican city.

Pieta

Pieta by Michelangelo

Pieta by Michelangelo

Pietà is a sculpture produced by Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni between 1498 and 1499. The statue was commissioned for the French representative Cardinal Jean de Bilhères. The sculpture can be viewed at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

The Last Judgment

The Last Judgment by Michelangelo

The Last Judgment is a fresco painting produced by Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti between 1536 and 1541. The last judgement is a fresco by the Italian Renaissance painter which could be viewed at Sistine Chapel in Vatican City.

The Creation of Adam

The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

The Creation of Adam is a fresco painting produced by Michelangelo in 1512. The dimensions of the fresco are 280 cm × 570 cm. Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” and Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” are the most replicated religious paintings of all time.

Madonna of the Stairs

Madonna of the Stairs by Michelangelo

Madonna of the Stairs is a relief sculpture produced by Michelangelo in 1491. The sculpture can be viewed at Casa Buonarroti in Florence. It is also known by the name “Madonna of the Steps”. The Italian artist was only 17 when he completed this sculpture.

Battle of the Centaurs

Battle of the Centaurs by Michelangelo

Battle of the Centaurs by Michelangelo

Battle of the Centaurs is a relief sculpture produced by Michelangelo in 1492. This work is regarded as the last work completed by the Italian artist under the patronage of Lorenzo de’ Medici, who died shortly after its completion.

The Crucifixion of St. Peter

The Crucifixion of St. Peter by Michelangelo

The Crucifixion of St. Peter by Michelangelo

The Crucifixion of St. Peter is a fresco painting produced by Michelangelo Buonarroti between 1546 and 1550. This fresco painting was the last fresco ever painted by the Italian artist and can be viewed at Cappella Paolina, Vatican Palace, in the Vatican City, Rome.

The Death of Leonardo da Vinci

The Death of Leonardo da Vinci by Michelangelo

The Death of Leonardo da Vinci is a painting produced by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres in 1818. The painting depicts one of the greatest minds of the world and this painting was commissioned by comte de Blacas who was the french ambassador.

Bacchus

Bacchus by Michelangelo

Bacchus is a marble sculpture produced by Michelangelo between 1496 and 1497. The Italian artist depicts Bacchus, the Greek god of wine in drinking pose which was commissioned by Raffaele Riario. The sculpture can be viewed at Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence.

The Dying Slave

The Dying Slave by MichelangeloThe Dying Slave by Michelangelo

The Dying Slave by Michelangelo

The Dying Slave is a marble sculpture produced by Michelangelo between 1513 and 1516. It was produced to serve with another figure, the Rebellious Slave, at the tomb of Pope Julius II. This marble sculpture can be viewed at The Louvre in Paris.

Battle of Cascina

Battle of Cascina by Michelangelo

Battle of Cascina is a painting produced by Michelangelo and it is an influential lost artwork. This painting was commissioned by Piero Soderini, statesman of the Democratic of Florence. It was produced for the wall of the Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio.

The Conversion of Saul

The Conversion of Saul by Michelangelo

The Conversion of Saul by Michelangelo

The Conversion of Saul is a fresco painting produced by Michelangelo Buonarroti between 1542 and 1545. The painting can be viewed at Cappella Paolina, Vatican Palace, in the Vatican City, Rome. The next fresco painted by the Italian artist was The Crucifixion of St. Peter.

Brutus

Brutus by Michelangelo

Brutus is a sculpture produced by Michelangelo in 1538. The sculpture was commissioned by the republican Donato Giannotti for cardinal Niccolò Ridolfi. It can be viewed at Bargello museum in Florence.

Leda and the Swan

Leda and the Swan by Michelangelo

Leda and the Swan is a painting produced by Michelangelo in 1530. The subject of this painting was the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces Leda. This work by the Italian artist is listed as lost.

The Genius of Victory

The Genius of Victory by Michelangelo

The Genius of Victory by Michelangelo

The Genius of Victory is a marble sculpture produced by Michelangelo between 1532 and 1534. The sculpture was produced as part of a design for the tomb of Pope Julius II. It can be viewed at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.

Rachel

Rachel by Michelangelo

Rachel is a sculpture produced by Michelangelo in 1545. The sculpture depicts the Old Testament figure Rachel. It was designed for the tomb of Pope Julius II. The sculpture can be viewed at San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome.

Apollo

Apollo by Michelangelo

Apollo by Michelangelo

Apollo is a sculpture produced by Michelangelo in 1530. It is also known as Apollo-David, David-Apollo, or Apollino. The statue had been commissioned for the private palace of Baccio Valori. It can be viewed at the Bargello museum in Florence.

The Torment of Saint Anthony

The Torment of Saint Anthony by Michelangelo

The Torment of Saint Anthony by Michelangelo

The Torment of Saint Anthony is a painting produced by Michelangelo between 1487 and 1488. The Italian artist was only 12 or 13 years old when he completed this painting. This painting can be viewed at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Madonna and Child with St John and Angels

The Madonna and Child with St John and Angels by Michelangelo

The Madonna and Child with St John and Angels is a painting produced by Michelangelo in 1497. This painting is also known as “The Manchester Madonna” and is an unfinished painting. This painting can be viewed at the National Gallery in London.

Head of a Faun

Head of a Faun by Michelangelo

Head of a Faun is a sculpture produced by Michelangelo in 1489. The sculpture is listed as lost now. This sculpture is well known for the Italian artist first marble and he completed this sculpture when he was only 15 or 16.

Crucifix

Crucifix by Michelangelo

Crucifix by Michelangelo

The crucifix is a sculpture produced by Michelangelo in 1493. The sculpture can be viewed at Santa Maria del Santo Spirito di Firenze, Florence. The dimension of the sculpture is 142 cm × 35 cm.

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Young Slave

Young Slave by Michelangelo

Young Slave is a marble sculpture produced by Michelangelo between 1525 and 1530. It is part of the “unfinished” series of Prigioni intended for the Tomb of Julius II. This sculpture can be viewed at Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence.

Assumption of Virgin

Assumption of Virgin by Michelangelo

Assumption of Virgin is a large painting produced by Titian between 1516 and 1518. This painting is one of the largest masterpieces in the city of Venice. This painting can be viewed at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice.

Rebellious Slave

Rebellious Slave by Michelangelo

Rebellious Slave by Michelangelo

Rebellious Slave is a marble sculpture produced by Michelangelo in 1513. The sculpture depicts trying to free himself from the fetters which hold his hands behind his back, contorting his torso and twisting his head. and it can be viewed at The Louvre in Paris.

Awakening Slave

Awakening Slave by Michelangelo

Awakening Slave by Michelangelo

Awakening Slave is a marble sculpture produced by Michelangelo between 1525 and 1530. It is one of the ‘Prisoners’, the series of unfinished sculptures for the tomb of Pope Julius II. The sculpture can be viewed at Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence.

Crouching Boy

Crouching Boy by Michelangelo

Crouching Boy by Michelangelo

Crouching Boy is a sculpture produced by Michelangelo between 1530 and 1534. The crouching boy depicts a boy, naked and turned in on himself, perhaps pulling out a thorn from his foot.. The sculpture is preserved and can be viewed at Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.

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