Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Time For Michelangelo Quotes

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." Michelangelo

"I live and love in God's peculiar light." Michelangelo

"I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all." Michelangelo

"What do you despise? By this you are truly known." Michelangelo

"Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts." Michelangelo

"Genius is eternal patience." Michelangelo

"Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture." Michelangelo

"Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven." Michelangelo

"The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself." Michelangelo

"From such a gentle thing, from such a fountain of all delight, my every pain is born." Michelangelo

Michelangelo Quotes
Portrait of Michelangelo by Jacopino del Conte (after 1535) at the age of 60

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo , was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci.

Michelangelo was considered the greatest living artist in his lifetime, and ever since then he has been held to be one of the greatest artists of all time. A number of his works in painting, sculpture, and architecture rank among the most famous in existence. His output in every field during his long life was prodigious; when the sheer volume of correspondence, sketches, and reminiscences that survive is also taken into account, he is the best-documented artist of the 16th century. Two of his best-known works, the Pietà and David, were sculpted before he turned thirty. Despite his low opinion of painting, Michelangelo also created two of the most influential works in fresco in the history of Western art: the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling and The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. As an architect, Michelangelo pioneered the Mannerist style at the Laurentian Library. At 74 he succeeded Antonio da Sangallo the Younger as the architect of St. Peter's Basilica. Michelangelo transformed the plan, the western end being finished to Michelangelo's design, the dome being completed after his death with some modification.
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"A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it." Michelangelo

"The more the marbles wastes, the more the statue grows." Michelangelo

"It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges." Michelangelo

"If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master." Michelangelo

"There is no greater harm than that of time wasted." Michelangelo

"If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all." Michelangelo

"I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish." Michelangelo

"I am still learning." Michelangelo

"The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has." Michelangelo

"Faith in oneself is the best and safest course." Michelangelo

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." Michelangelo Quotes

"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection." Michelangelo

"Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle." Michelangelo

"A man paints with his brains and not with his hands." Michelangelo

"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish." Michelangelo

"It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand." Michelangelo

"I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint." Michelangelo

"Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it." Michelangelo

"My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness." Michelangelo

"Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop." Michelangelo


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