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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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    The Cupid was a sculpture created by Renaissance artist Michelangelo in 1496, which he artificially aged to make it look like an antique from the advice of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco. It was this sculpture which first brought him to the attention of patrons in Rome. The work is now lost.more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Subject: Cupid
    • Art Form: Sculpture
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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    David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504, by Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet Michelangelo. It is a 4.34-metre, 5.17-metre with the base marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David, a favoured subject in the art of ...more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Subject: David
    • Art Form: Sculpture
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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    Doni Tondo
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    The Doni Tondo or Doni Madonna, sometimes called The Holy Family, is the only finished panel painting by the mature Michelangelo to survive. Now in the Uffizi in Florence, Italy, and still in its original frame, the painting was probably commissioned by Agnolo Doni to commemorate his marriage to ...more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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    Dying Slave
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    The Dying Slave is a sculpture by the Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo. Created between 1513 and 1516, it was to serve with another figure, the Rebellious Slave, at the tomb of Pope Julius II. It is a marble figure 2.15 metres in height, and is held at the Louvre, Paris. In 1976 the art historian ...more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Art Form: Sculpture
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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    Head of a Faun
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    Head of a faun is a lost sculpture by Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo, dating from c. 1489. His first known work of sculpture in marble, it was sculpted when he was 15 or 16 as a copy of an antique work with some minor alterations. According to Giorgio Vasari's biography of the artist, it was ...more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Art Form: Sculpture
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    The Madonna of Bruges is a marble sculpture by Michelangelo of Mary with the infant Jesus. Michelangelo's depiction of the Madonna and Child differs significantly from earlier representations of the same subject, which tended to feature a pious Virgin smiling down on an infant held in her arms. Instead, ...more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Subject: Jesus Christ, Blessed Virgin Mary, Madonna and Child
    • Art Form: Sculpture
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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    Madonna of the Stairs
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    The Madonna of the Stairs is a relief sculpture by Michelangelo in the Casa Buonarroti, Florence. It was sculpted around 1491, when Michelangelo was about seventeen. This and the Battle of the Centaurs were Michelangelo's first two sculptures. The first reference to the Madonna of the Stairs as a work ...more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Subject: Madonna, Child Jesus, Jesus Christ, Blessed Virgin Mary, Madonna and Child
    • Art Form: Sculpture, Relief
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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    Manchester Madonna
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    The Madonna and Child with St John and Angels, also known as The Manchester Madonna, is an unfinished painting attributed to Michelangelo in the National Gallery, London. It is one of three surviving panel paintings attributed to the artist and is dated to his first period in Rome. The painting's ...more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Subject: Blessed Virgin Mary
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance
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    Moses
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    The Moses is a sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome. Commissioned in 1505 by Pope Julius II for his tomb, it depicts the Biblical figure Moses with horns on his head, based on a description in the Vulgate, the ...more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Art Form: Sculpture
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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    Palestrina Pietà

    The Palestrina Pietà is a marble sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance, dating from c. 1555 and housed in the Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy. It was formerly attributed to Michelangelo, but now it is mostly considered to have been completed by someone else. The sculpture depicts three ...more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
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    Pietà
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    The Pietà is a world-famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères, who was a representative in ...more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Subject: Pietà, Lamentation of Christ, Blessed Virgin Mary
    • Art Form: Sculpture
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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    Pietà for Vittoria Colonna
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    The Pietà for Vittoria Colonna is a black chalk drawing on cardboard by Michelangelo Buonarroti, dated to about 1538–44 and kept at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
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