Michelangelo's Work in the Sistine Chapel Comparison Essay by Geebs

This paper discusses Michelangelo's work in the Sistine Chapel compared to later works, and considers the influences that lead to the dramatic change in the painter's style.
# 119675 | 969 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | CA
Published on May 17, 2010 in Art (Artists) , Art (History) , Art (Fine Art)

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This paper discusses Michelangelo's work in the Sistine Chapel and delves into the dramatic differences between that fresco and later work done by the painter. Further, the paper explores the cultural development of Renaissance society and how Michelangelo's own changing worldview lead to a shift in the painter's style, tactics and subject matter. The author finds that while Michelangelo's earlier work in the Sistine Chapel reflects his optimistic view of humanity, his later work reflects a new found cynicism.

From the Paper:

"The Renaissance was one of the most creative moments in history, but was also a time of internal conflict, foreign invasion, political upheavals and instability. During this time the centre of cultural development switched from Florence to Rome as popes used their wealth to attract and pay the best artists possible in an attempt to make Rome the most beautiful city in the world."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Chapter 13: The High Renaissance in Italy." Janson's History of Art: the Western Tradition. Ed. H. W. Janson, Penelope Davies, and H. W. Janson. Vol. 6. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007. Print.

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