Michelangelo | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources

June 2, 2009

Michelangelo | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources

Michelangelo (my kel AN jel oh) was born in Italy in the village of Caprese. His father was a government agent. He attended school, and at the age of 12 he became an apprentice to a famous painter in Florence, Domenico Ghirlandajo. After a year or so he stopped painting and began working as a sculptor. It was during this time that he lived with the Medici (MED ee chee) family, an influential Italian family. When they lost power he went to Rome, and it was there he carved the marble sculpture Pieta (pea ay TAH) when he was 23 years old. The sculpture shows Mary holding the lifeless body of Jesus after He was taken down from the cross. Such a marvelous work, and only the first of many larger than life statues he would create.

Michelangelo biography continued on GardenofPraise.com


Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
(March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci.

Michelangelo biography continued on Wikipedia.org


Michelangelo Study Guide
After you have read the biography, you can follow it up with a 7 question free printable worksheet. Questions include, “Which influential family supported Michelangelo?” and “What is a “Pieta?”

Michelangelo Study Guide from GardenofPraise.com


Michelangelo Word Search
Print a Michelangelo word search worksheet. It’s a great opportunity to review the most important terms in the biography.

Michelangelo Word Search Worksheet from Gardenof Praise.com


Michelangelo The Delphes Sylphide Coloring Page
The Delphes Sylphide by Michelangelo is an image from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican; the Sistine Chapel ceiling was painted between 1508 and 1512.

The Delphes Sylphide Coloring Page from EnchantedLearning.com

 

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