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15 Sculptures Made by the Creator of the Sistine Chapel

 Michelangelo Buonarroti was not only one of the most renowned Renaissance artists - whose paintings like the Sistine Chapel changed the face of art forever - but he was also an architect, a poet, and a sculptor. His famous statue David was originally commissioned as one in a series of sculptures depicting various prophets. However, this masterpiece was so magnificent, it was instead displayed in a public square in Florence, in front of the seat of the civic government. The statue is now held as the prize of the Florence art world, in the Galleria dell'Accademia. David is only one of innumerable stunning sculptures created by Michelangelo. Here are 15 other statues that further cemented this great man’s contribution to art. 

 

1. One of the Rothschild Bronzes, now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge 

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(By Libby norman, Wikimedia Commons)

 

2. The Florentine Pietà, now in the Museo dell' Opera del Duomo, Florence

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(By Michelangelo, Wikimedia Commons

 

3. The Crouching Boy, now in the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

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(By Yair Haklai, Wikimedia Commons

 

4. St Petronius from The Ark of St Dominic, now in the Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna 

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(By Georges Jansoone, Wikimedia Commons

 

5. Pieta (The Pity), now in St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

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(By Stanislav Traykov, Wikimedia Commons

 

6. The Tomb of Pope Julius II (with Moses in the center), now in the San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome

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(By Jörg Bittner Unna, Wikimedia Commons

 

7. The Medici Madonna, now in the Medici Chapel, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence

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(By shakko, Wikimedia Commons

 

8. The Genius of Victory, now in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence 

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(By I, Yair Haklai, Wikimedia Commons

 

 

9. Apollo (David), now in the Museo Nazionale del Bargello

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(By Michelangelo, Wikimedia Commons

 

10. Brutus, now in the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence 

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(Wikimedia Commons

 

11. Leah, now in San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome

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(By Yair Haklai, Wikimedia Commons

 

12. Madonna and Child with the Infant St. John (Taddei Tondo), now in the Royal Academy of Arts, London

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(By I, Sailko, Wikimedia Commons

 

13. Rachel, now in San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome

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(By Yair Haklai, Wikimedia Commons

 

14. Angel from The Ark of St Dominic, now in the Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna

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(By Georges Jansoone, Wikimedia Commons

 

15. Madonna of the stairs, now in the Casa Buonarroti, Florence

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(By Michelangelo, Wikimedia Commons)  
 

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