List of Famous Michelangelo Artwork Artwork

List of Famous Michelangelo Artwork

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A list of Michelangelo artwork, including all notable Michelangelo paintings, sculptures and other works of art, with photos when available. These popular Michelangelo pieces are sorted alphabetically by the title of the work of art. These are some of Michelangelo's most famous art pieces, so if you're wondering what art was made by Michelangelo and how many major pieces of art Michelangelo made then this list is a great resource. If you want to know more about these pieces of renowned Michelangelo artwork, then click on their names for additional information.

Artwork here include everything from The Creation of Adam to Pietà.

Michelangelo is a renowned artist celebrated by people from all around the world, so skip a day at the museum and check out these historic works of art that were created by Michelangelo. (32 items)
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    Angel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Michelangelo Artwork
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    The statue of an Angel was created by Michelangelo out of marble. Its height is 51.5 cm. It is situated in the Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna.more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Subject: Proculus of Bologna
    • Art Form: Sculpture
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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    Bacchus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Michelangelo Artwork
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    Bacchus is a marble sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect and poet Michelangelo. The statue is somewhat over life-size and depicts Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, in a reeling pose suggestive of drunkenness. Commissioned by Raffaele Riario, a high-ranking Cardinal and ...more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Subject: Dionysus
    • Art Form: Sculpture
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    Battle of Cascina is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Michelangelo Artwork
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    The Battle of Cascina is an influential lost artwork by Michelangelo.more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Battle of the Centaurs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Michelangelo Artwork
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    Battle of the Centaurs is a relief by Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, created around 1492. It was the last work Michelangelo created while under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, who died shortly after its completion. Inspired by a classical relief created by Bertoldo di Giovanni, the ...more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Art Form: Relief
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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    The Counter-Reformation was the period of Catholic revival beginning with the Council of Trent and ending at the close of the Thirty Years' War, and was initiated in response to the Protestant Reformation. The Counter-Reformation was a comprehensive effort composed of four major elements: Ecclesiastical ...more

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    • Artist: Paolo Veronese, Michelangelo
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    Cristo della Minerva is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Michelangelo Artwork
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    The Cristo della Minerva, also known as Christ the Redeemer, Christ Carrying the Cross or the Risen Christ, is a marble sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti, finished in 1521. It is in the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome, to the left of the main altar. The ...more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Subject: Jesus Christ
    • Art Form: Sculpture
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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    Crucifix is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Michelangelo Artwork
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    Two different crucifixes, or strictly wooden corpus figures for crucifixes, are attributed to the High Renaissance master Michelangelo, although neither is universally accepted as his. Both are relatively small figures which would have been produced in Michelangelo's youth.more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Subject: Jesus Christ, Crucifix, Crucifixion
    • Art Form: Sculpture
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance
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    The Crucifixion of St. Peter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Michelangelo Artwork
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    The Crucifixion of St. Peter is a fresco painting by the Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti. It is housed in the Cappella Paolina, Vatican Palace, in the Vatican City, Rome. It is the last fresco executed by Michelangelo. The artist portrayed St. Peter in the moment in which he was ...more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Subject: Saint Peter, Crucifixion
    • Art Form: Fresco, Painting
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