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Comprehensive information about Michelangelo Buonarroti including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo (Italian pronunciation:  [mike'landelo] ), was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. 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 fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci . This educational Michelangelo Buonarroti resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Genius is eternal patience. Quote Right
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Quote Left Lord grant that I might always desire more than I can accomplish. Quote Right
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Quote Left What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful that the garment with which it is clothed? Quote Right
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Quote Left The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. Quote Right
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Quote Left The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone Quote Right
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