MICHELANGELO WORKSHEET

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MICHELANGELO WORKSHEET
Directions: Answer each question below. Please read the text carefully in order to
discover the answers to each question.
1. Describe the schen of the Michelangelo sculpture, Pieta. -a sculpture of Mary
supporting the crucified Christ across her knees.
2. Identify what Michelangelo did in 1489. -In 1489 Michelangelo left his apprenticeship
after one year and accepted an invitation from Lorenzo de' Medici, the Magnificent, a
retired sculptor and ruler of Florence. There he studied sculpture and anatomy at the
school in the Medici gardens
3. Why did Michelangelo’s father try to discourage him from doing art? -Michelangelo's
father recognized his intellectual potential and enrolled him in the school of master
linguist, Francesco Galeota, to prepare young Michelangelo for a career in business
4. Describe the decision Michelangelo made in 1488 at the age of 13. -Michelangelo
followed his interest in the arts, and became an apprentice in Domenico's workshop.
5. How did that decision affect Michelangelo and his family? -Michelangelo's decision to
defy his father and risk his family's social standing in Florence created a distance
between them that would haunt Michelangelo throughout his life
6. identify two works of art by Michelangelo that were created between 1490 & 1492? e Madonna of the Steps (1490-1492) and Battle of the Centaurs (1491-1492).
7. Identify the work of art Michelangelo sculpted in 1501. -, he was commissioned to
carve the Biblical hero "David" for the Florence Cathedra
8. Identify the person who commissioned Michelangelo in 1508 to paint 12,000 square
foot ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. -Pope Julius II
9. Why did Michelangelo’s father discourage him from pursuing art? - Michelangelo's
father recognized his intellectual potential and enrolled him in the school of master
linguist, Francesco Galeota, to prepare young Michelangelo for a career in business
10. Why did Michelangelo’s father enroll him in the school of the master linguist,
Francesco Galeota? - to prepare young Michelangelo for a career in business.
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