Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Wonder of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Have you ever had a great big laugh at the mall recently? Well, my family and I did  when we were out shopping at the mall last  Sunday. As there was an exhibition on reptile like snakes and African lizard going on and there was a lot of people and the paging announcement was going off like crazy calling for people to move their car or for someone to meet someone else at the front entrance etc. Every time an announcement was made most of the visitor would lookup in silence as if looking and waiting for something and this caused my family a lot of laughter but there was one announcement that really made many and even myself bust into laughter. It was when the sounds ( ding dong) went out first but followed by silence. Then an announcement came on but it was followed by an apology saying “Sorry I press the wrong button", I broke out in laughter spontaneously and I could swear I saw a woman spitting out her drink from her mouth and started laughing. I think she was drinking when the spoke person said that and just couldn't swallow the drink. lol!

Enough of joking around and now let’s talk about Michelangelo Buonarroti. Here is his biography. Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on 1475 and died on 1564. He traveled a lot from Bologna to Roma where he saw many sculpture, statues and painting that inspired him. He achieved fame and artist status through his work, the statue of David symbolizing the liberation of the republic of Florence. He was so famous at that time even the Pope Julius II asked him to paint the ceiling of the Sistine chapel in the Vatican. He later covered the entire ceiling with over 300 figures, from The Creation of Adam to Noah and the great Deluge. Here are a few of his artworks….enjoy!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails