Michelangelo “Quotes” | Renaissance Artist (1475-1564)

June 9, 2009

Michelangelo “Quotes”
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.

I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint.

It grieves me greatly that I cannot recapture my past. I can only offer you my future, which is short, for I am too old.

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

Michelangelo Biography
Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Italy, a small Italian village near Arezzo, Tuscany. For several generations, his family had worked as bankers in Florence. His father, Lodovico di Leonardo di Buonarroti di Simoni, also held occasional government positions. At the time of Michelangelo’s birth, his father was serving as a Florentine government agent in Caprese and his mother was in failing health. His parents decided to entrust the care of Michelangelo to the wife of a stonecutter who lived in the town of Settignano where his father owned a marble quarry and a small farm. Michelangelo’s mother died when he was 6 years old…

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