Michelangelo’s works. Which ones they are

Michelangelo Pietà | arte Vaticano

Michelangelo, Pietà Vaticana


There are many Michelangelo’s masterpieces, famous and very important works everyone should admire at least once in a lifetime.
Because Michelangelo is the Renaissance artist par excellence.

In the post Michelangelo Buonarroti: 5 things to know I’ve already described the main features of his art.
In this post, instead, I’ll share with you the list of the most beautiful works of the great Renaissance master and the place where to admire them.

Michelangelo’s works. which ones they are

Tondo Doni | Michelangelo Buonarroti

Tondo Doni


David- Accademia Gallery, Florence.
At first it was placed in Piazza della Signoria in Florence, where is now a copy, and the original statue is on display in the Accademia Gallery of Florence.
Michelangelo’s David is considered, since its first appearance, a perfect example of male beauty, the symbol of the Renaissance and the Italian art.

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The Doni Tondo (or Doni Madonna) – Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Commissioned by the wealthy banker Agnolo Doni, this is a masterpiece where the figures looks like sculptures, thecoloursare gaudy and the twisting of the bodies will inspire future generations of artists, up to nowadays.
To Michelangelo the best painting was that similar to sculpture, there’s no doubt about it!

The Rondanini Pietà – Museum of the Rondanini Pietà of the Sforza Castle, Milan
This is Michelangelo’s last sculpture and is considered his spiritual testament.
The sculpture was located in Michelangelo’s house in Rome and after some transfers of property arrived in Milan, where is currently housed.

READ ALSO – Pietà Rondanini: last work by Michelangelo

scultura Michelangelo | pietà Rondanini

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The Pietà – St. Peter’s Basilica
It’s the first sculpture created in Rome by Michelangelo, who at that time was in his early 20s (1497-1499).
This is the only work where his signature is visible, carved on the sash running across Mary’s chest.

The Sistine Chapel and The Last Judgement – Vatican Museums, Vatican City
In 1508 Michelangelo was commissioned to paint the frescoes for the Sistine Chapel. It was a big challenge and the work was exhausting for him, who had to bend on a scaffold, always unsatisfied with the result and annoyed by the delay in payment from the Pope. Some years later he completed the work by painting the Last Judgement.

READ ALSO – 5 things to know about Sistine Chapel

Image source: Storiaviva Viaggi


Prisoners – Louvre Museum, Paris
The number of Michelangelo’s unfinished statues is so great that it has been suggested that it was not only due to a lack of time, but it was a strong desire of the artist.
The “Prisoners” housed in the Louvre Museum is the most beautiful example of Michelangelo’s “non-finito” (“not-finished”).

Prigioni Michelangelo | museo del Louvre

Prigioni di Michelangelo al Louvre

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2 thoughts on “Michelangelo’s works. Which ones they are

  1. ho sempre creduto che la perfezione non esistesse…mi sbagliavo dopo aver visto tutta questa bellezza ho pensato solo alla voglia di scoprire alte opere del genere per meravigliare sempre di più ,e non voglio fermarmi al desiderio di fermare la mia sete di bellezza e di sapere che grazie a queste opere riesco finalmente a sentire l’ebrezza della perfezione e di questo vi sono grato, grazie di tutto.

    continuate così.

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