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Michelangelo Buonarroti: David, detail of the copy outside the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence


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Michelangelo Buonarroti

[Italian High Renaissance/Mannerist Painter and Sculptor, 1475-1564]

• Also known as:  Michel-Ange
• Relationships: Studied under Domenico Ghirlandaio.
Michelangelo's studio assistants included Francesco Granacci, Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli and Marcello Venusti.
His students included Giorgio Vasari.
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It has been said (but I think this is just a story) that Michelangelo Buonarroti nailed some poor man to a board and pierced his heart with a spear, so as to paint a Crucifixion.
- Francesco Susinno repeating an early urban legend, quoted in the Faber Book of Art Anecdotes.


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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!
Mini-site for the 2002-2003 exhibition The Medici, Michelangelo, and the Art of Late Renaissance Florence

Notable SiteMichelangelo Buonarroti at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2 works online

Notable SiteMichelangelo Buonarroti at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Bust of Michelangelo and a couple of works by him

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum PHAROS Website, Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Crouching Boy, 1530-34

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Crouching Boy, ca.1530-34

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Holy Family; Putti, 1530

Notable SiteMichelangelo Buonarroti at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Ideal Head of a Woman, ca.1520

Notable SiteMichelangelo Buonarroti at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Male Nude, Seen from the Front

Notable SiteMichelangelo Buonarroti at the Louvre Museum, Paris
The Rebellious Slave

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris
2 sculptures and many drawings online

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Skip forward to about page 8 for many works on paper by Michelangelo

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Notable SiteRoyal Academy of Arts Collection, London, UK

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK

Notable SiteVatican Museums, Vatican City
The Sistine Chapel Ceiling, the Lunettes on the Sistine Chapel walls, and The Last Judgement

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Casa Buonarroti, Florence
A dozen or so sculptures and drawings by the artist

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
190 works by or related to the artist

Frick Collection, New York City   NEW!
Samson and Two Philistines

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas   NEW!

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Museo dell'Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, Genoa, Italy (in Italian)  
A cast of the head of Michelangelo's Moses

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Study for the Resurrection of Christ, ca.1532-34

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Study of a male nude, ca.1532-33

National Museums Liverpool, UK
Christ and the Woman of Samaria

Palais Fesch Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ajaccio, France (in French)  

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
David Slaying Goliath, Four sketches

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Click "Immagini" for several large drawings from a 2005-2006 exhibition

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Click "Immagini" for several large architectural drawings from a 2006 exhibition

Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands   NEW!
Works from the museum's drawings and engravings collection

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Michelangelo Buonarroti at the The British Museum, London, UK
Online tour: Michelangelo's drawings

Michelangelo Buonarroti at the The British Museum, London, UK
Online tour: Michelangelo: money and medals

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

Virtual Uffizi
Tondo Doni

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
3 works online when last checked

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteMichelangelo
Website about Michelangelo, his Paintings, and Sculptures

Notable SiteMichelangelo Buonarroti at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteThe Artchive  

Notable SiteThe Athenaeum  

Notable SiteWeb Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

1200 Years of Italian Sculpture (mostly in Italian)  

Aiwaz Panopticon

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Boston College Fine Arts Department

California State University WorldImages Database  


Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Free Christ Images  

Google Art Project
Doni 'Tondo' (Uffizi Gallery, Florence)

Humanities Web  

Jetset Image Galleries

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project  
5 works documented

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

Spain Ministry of Education Imagebank (in Spanish)  
Type "Michelangelo" into the search box & click "Buscar"; the "Descargar" link downloads a high-res image

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteMichelangelo Web Design
Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475-1564

Notable SiteThe Digital Michelangelo Project
A group working to digitize Michelangelo's sculptures in 3 dimensions

Art Museum Image Consortium
Study for the Nude Youth over the Prophet Daniel

ArtWatch International
(Free registration required)
Before and After Restoration: The Sistine Chapel Ceiling

ArtWatch International
(Free registration required)
ArtWatch is calling for an immediate halt to the restoration of Michelangelo's statue group known as Victory

ArtWatch International
(Free registration required)
David in Danger: Michelangelo's David is scheduled for a drastic restoration as soon as tourist season is over

Erik E. Weems Web Design

Great Buildings Online

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Michelangelo Buonarroti  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Artnet Magazine

Artnet Magazine
Pieta Rondanini

Artnet Magazine
Study for the Nude Youth over the Prophet Daniel, 1510-11

Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists
Biography of the artist. Detailed, but Vasari's anecdotes are sometimes inaccurate.

International Herald Tribune (now part of the New York Times organization)
"The Young Michelangelo," article by Roderick Conway Morris

International Herald Tribune (now part of the New York Times organization)
"Myth of Ganymede: Aspects of love in Michelangelo," article by Roderick Conway Morris

Slate Magazine
"Fanciful Traces: Michelangelo's whimsical sketches," article by Christopher Benfey

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Moses, 1513-16

The London Evening Standard
"Michelangelo and his boy", 2010 article by Brian Sewell

The London Evening Standard
"Michelangelo's earliest painting should have been saved", 2009 article by Brian Sewell

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Michelangelo (Icon Editions)

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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

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Il Gigante: Michelangelo, Florence, and the David 1492-1504

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Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel Ceiling

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Michelangelo and the Reform of Art

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Michelangelo's Mountain: The Quest For Perfection in the Marble Quarries of Carrara

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Drawings of Michelangelo (Master Draughtsman Series)

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A Journey into Michelangelo's Rome

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Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel

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Michelangelo (Drawing Gallery series)

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The Architecture of Michelangelo

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The Complete Poems of Michelangelo

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The Life of Michel-Angelo

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Michelangelo and His Drawings

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Michelangelo Life Drawings (Dover)

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Michelangelo: The Medici Chapel

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Michelangelo & Creation of the Sistine Chapel

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Complete Poems and Selected Letters of Michelangelo

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Michelangelo (Art and Ideas)

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Michelangelo and the Renaissance

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Michelangelo: The Vatican Frescoes

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Masters of Art: Michelangelo

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Michelangelo: The Frescoes of Sistine Chapel

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Michelangelo Architect

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Michelangelo: The Last Judgement - A Glorious Restoration

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Michelangelo: Sculptor

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Rodin and Michelangelo: A Study in Artistic Inspiration

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Michelangelo: the Pieta


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