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1) Michelangelo (born March 6, 1475, Caprese, Republic of Florence and died February 18, 1564, Rome, Papal States) was considered the greatest living artist in his lifetime.
2) A number of his works in painting, sculpture, and architecture rank among the most famous in existence. Although the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel are probably the most famous.
3) The Sistine Chapel had great symbolic meaning for the papacy as the chief consecrated space in the Vatican, used for great ceremonies such as electing and inaugurating new popes.
4) One of his famous sculpture is the Pieta : extracted from narrative scenes of the lamentation after Christ death, the concentrated group of two is designed to evoke the observer repentant prayers
5) for sins that required Christ sacrificial death. The patron was a French cardinal, and the type was earlier more common in northern Europe than in Italy.
6) The complex problem for the designer was to extract two figures from one marble block, an unusual undertaking in all periods. Other famous ones include Moses and David.
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