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Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475, at Caprese, in Tuscany.When Michelangelo turned 13-years old he shocked and enraged his father when told that he had agreed to apprentice  in theworkshop of the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. After about one year of learning the art of fresco, Michelangelo went on to study at the sculpture school in the Medici gardens and shortly thereafterwas invited into the household of Lorenzo de' Medici, the Magnificent. During the years he spent in the Garden of San Marco, Michelangelo began to study human anatomy. Michelangelo produced at least tworelief sculptures by the time he was 16 years old, the Battle of the Centaurs and the Madonna of the Stairs(both 1489-92, Casa Buonarroti, Florence), which show that he had achieved a personal styleat a precocious age. After the death of Lorenzo the Magnificent, and underSavonarola's influence, the Florentines were divided into several rival factions. The "arribiati" (enraged) wanted toreestablish an oligarchic republic dominated by the powerful financial bourgeoisie and by the traditional aristocracy, but without the dictatorship of the Medici. The "piagnoni" (weepers), led by Savonarolaand his followers, were recruited from all levels of society and fought fanatically for a purely religious state. Michelangelo also did the marble Pietà (1498-1500), still in its original place inSaint Peter's Basilica. One of the most famous works of art, the Pieta was probably finished before Michelangelo was 25 years old. The high point of Michelangelo's early style is the gigantic (4.34 m/14.24 ft) marble David (Accademia, Florence), which he produced between 1501 and 1504, after returning to Florence. The character of David and what he symbolizes, was perfectly in tune withMichelangelo's patriotic feelings. At the time, Florence was going through a difficult period, and its citizens had to be alert and mobilized to confront permanent threats. He used David as a model of heroic...
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