Michelangelo

Michelangelo (1475-1564) was an artist born in Tuscany. He was also a talented poet and engineer. He was educated in Florence, a protegee of Lorenzo de Medici. He also worked extensively in Rome, contributing important artworks to the Vatican.

He is the archetypal arrogant artist, noted for his rivalry with Leonardo da Vinci. His depictions of male beauty reflected his gay sexuality.

Michelangelo

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