Michelangelo Research Paper by Jay Writtings LLC

An examination of the architecture of Michelangelo.
# 117988 | 2,341 words | 21 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 27, 2009 in Art (Sculpture) , Architecture (General)

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The paper discusses the way Michelangelo defied the norm of classical design theory in architecture during his time as well as his style of emphasizing strong visual effects. The paper relates that Michelangelo's approach to architectural design was of free form and he utilized different aspects of mannerist architectural design structure. The paper also looks at the artists who were influenced by his work and describes his most influential work, the sculpture of the burial chapel in Florence.

Introduction to Michelangelo
Michelangelo's Zeal for Defying the Norm
Michelangelo's Emphasis on Visual Effects
Beyond Borders
Future Generations' Architects Inspired
Specific Designs and Approaches Used as Inspiration
Architectural Designs Inspired from Michelangelo
Michelangelo - Inspiration for Design and Approach
The Artists Influenced By the Work of Michelangelo
Most Influential Work of Michelangelo

From the Paper:

"While his architecture is no less than breathtaking, it is not simply his architectural ideas that inspire architects of today. Many have drawn inspiration from everything from St. Peter's Church to his David.
"Michelangelo is generally accepted as a Renaissance artist but is also considered as one of the founders of the Baroque period. He strongly rejected the limitations set by classical design theory in architecture and was more imaginative and inspired in his architectural compositions."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Afshar-Nader, Kamran. Iranian Architecture Today, A Bridge Between East and West. Abaadi, Summer 1996, No. 21. Pg 18-23
  • Agoston, Laura Camille. "Michelangelo as Voice versus Michelangelo as Text". Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Winter 2006, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p135-167
  • Austin, Jamie Sue. "Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael: The premier artists of the Italian High Renaissance" <http://www.lifeinitaly.com/art/renaissance.asp>
  • Belogolovsky, Vladmir. "Learning from Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown". AC Institute. < http://www.artcircles.org/id35.html> (1991).
  • Bernadine, Barnes "Michelangelo," Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia. < http://encarta.msn.com > (2005).

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