http://www.careeroverview.com/blog/2010/14-famous-figures-every-architecture-student-should-study/

Before reading this article I only knew of two, Michelangelo and Ray and Charles Eames. However, I have heard of them and may know a little background history, but I wanted to look further into Michelangelo. Michelangelo was a famous Italian Renaissance architect as well as a number of other things. Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475 in Italy. He was born into a family known for banking but at an early age he became an apprentice to a painter. Later, he decided to study sculpture in the gardens of the famous Medici family. All through his life he was given great oppritunities to show his talent and art and he never disappointed. He was known as an artistic virtuoso and when you think of the Italian Renaissance you can't help but think of Michelangelo.
Laurentian Library
Medici Chapel
Palazzo Farnese
Saint Peter's Basilica
Porta Pia
As an architect, Michelangelo didn't produce that much work. He surely created some amazing buildings and architectural work however compared to all the art he has created in his life his architecture is scarce. However, despite this his architecture is amazing, elegant, and beautiful. A lot of his work involves other aspects of art and when he didn't design buildings himself he added to their beauty with sculptures or painting, for example The Sistine Chapel's ceiling. Overall, I love Michelangelo's work and he seemed so ahead of his time. I think Michelangelo was a great architect and above that I think he was potentially the greatest artist of all time!

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    DC

    This blog is intended to show the work I have done as I continue through my Architecture course.