NetPosterWorks - Educational Posters selected for teachers by a teacher.

art education & history
early childhood
food & cuisine
health & fitness
language arts & literature
notable people
peace education
pets & animals
social studies
vocational education
Global PathMarkers
Free Poster Index
History of Posters



Michelangelo Calendars

Italian Phrase-A-Day Calendars
Italian Phrase-A-Day Calendars

art supplies online

Online Art Supplies

Teacher's Best - The Creative Process

Michelangelo Buonarroti Educational Posters, Books, Video, Links for Learning

social studies > history of art > MICHELANGELO < individuals

Self Portrait of Michelangelo Buonarroti Giclee Print
Self Portrait
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Giclee Print

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Michelagniolodi Lodovico di Lionardo di Buonarroti Simone) was born in Caprese in Tuscany, the son of a civil servant. A true Renaissance man, Michelangelo was gifted as a painter, a sculptor, an architect, an engineer, and a poet, but his preference was for sculpture with its plastic possibilities for the revelation and exaltation of the human body.

Michelangelo attended Latin School and then studied painting in the workshop of the Ghirlandaio brothers and sculpture with Bertoldo, a formal pupil of Donatello. His early training derived from the great Florentine masters of the Low Renaissance: Giotto, Masaccio, Donatello, and Signorelli. By the time he was fifteen, Michelangelo had attracted the attention of Lorenzo de'Medici and was invited to join the scholars, writers and artists who frequented the Medici palace. This early experience and exposure to Neoplatonic thought influenced his ideal and concepts throughout his life. Michelangelo began as a sculptor and made his first statues between 1496 and 1501 in Rome. His first and possibly his only easel painting was painted in about 1503, a tondo of The Holy Family in a closely knit triangular composition.

Michelangelo's life coincided with a period of enormous papal power, and from 1505, when he signed the contract for the tomb of Pope Julius, he was subject to political pressures, wars, papal orders and counter orders. His greatest painting, the decoration of the Sistine Chapel was painted single-handedly between 1508 and 1512. The awe-inspiring work represents scenes of the Creation and the Old Testament through the story of Noah, and begins with Adam receiving the spark of divine life from God. The symbolic themes, divided architictonically, present a complicated vision, miraculous in its variety and complete unification.

In 1537, Michelangelo began his Last Judgment, the fresco on the far wall of the chapel. Here sculptural and architectural vision is replaced by swirling; space and more pictorial representation of tortured humans corresponding to the artist's own unhappiness, frustrations, and increasing religious doubts. In this and in his last paintings (1541-50), for the Paolino Chapel, he was no longer the exponent of classicism but the forerunner of the Mannerist School. Michelangelo's genius influenced Raphael, whose work sums up the best of the classical Renaissance, and then Correggio, Tintoretto, and countless other painters who have succeeded him through the centuries.

History of Art Posters

Creation of Adam, c. 1510, Art Print
Creation of Adam,
c. 1510, Art Print

David by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Photographic Print
David by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Photographic Print

Pieta by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Photographic Print
Pieta by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Photographic Print

Pieta by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Photographic Print
Pieta by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Photographic Print

Anatomy Sketches (Libyan Sibyl) by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Giclee Print
Anatomy Sketches
Libyan Sibyl
Giclee Print

anatomy posters

Delphic Sibyl Art Print
Delphic Sibyl
Art Print

Delphic Sibyl is one of the 12 prophetic figures painted on the pendentives supporting the Sistine Chapel ceiling. It is said the Sibyl of Delphi foretold the coming of Jesus Christ.

A sibyl is a classical oracle, or one who prophesied. Delphi is both a modern town and archeological site in Greece, the site of the temple of Apollo.

• more Vatican prints

Design for the Medici Chapel in the church of San Lorenzo, Florence (charcoal)
Design for the Medici Chapel in the church of San Lorenzo, Florence (charcoal)

Design for the Medici Chapel in the church of San Lorenzo, Florence (charcoal)

• more architecture prints

Italy posters
History of Art & Music posters

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Michelangelo
b. 3-6-1475; Italy
d. 2-18-1564

Books, video about Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo by Howard Hibbard - relates Michelangelo’s art to his life and to the times in which he lived, relying on the earliest biographies and the latest scholarly research as well as on Michelangelo’s own letters and poems.

Michelangelo: The Vatican Frescoes by Pierluigi De Vecchi - The restoration of Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoes in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel stirred up much controversy and debate among scholars, art historians, and art lovers alike. Originally painted in the late 15th century, it took restorers 14 painstaking years (from 1981 to 1995) to remove the centuries’ worth of dust and decay that had obscured the frescoes’ brilliant colors and intricate designs. In 250 gorgeous full-color photographs, this unique and beautiful volume presents Michelangelo’s restored chapel-perhaps the greatest masterpiece of Renaissance art-in its entirety, from the Creation to the Last Judgment, both before and after cleaning. The only definitive study of the restoration process, this book is the next best thing to actually being there.

The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo by Irving Stone

Michelangelo (Famous Artists Series) by Jen Green - traces the life of the artist from his apprenticeship in Florence to his final years. Pictures specially commissioned for this book show where he lived and worked. The book discusses Michelangelo’s achievements as painter and sculptor and explores his relationship with patrons, fellow artists, and with the great art movements of his day. Ages 9-12

Anatomy Coloring Book - unique learning tool teaches anatomical concepts and illustrates all the structures and systems of the body through coloring exercises, an effective teaching device that also aids in the retention of the material. 163 detailed illustrations are organized according to body system and a color-key system links terminology to illustrations, reinforcing learning and impressing upon students the visual details of anatomy.

Michelangelo: Self-Portrait VHS - splendid color images of all of Michelangelo’s major works, drawn from Michelangelo’s letters, diaries, poems, and testimony of his contemporary biographers, Condivi and Vasari. The film is poignantly higlighted with passages from Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” and the soaring music of Claudio Monteverdi’s “Vespro della Beata Vergine” of 1610.

Biography - Michelangelo VHS -


previous page | top

I have searched the web for visual, text, and manipulative curriculum support materials - teaching posters, art prints, maps, charts, calendars, books and educational toys featuring famous people, places and events - to help teachers optimize their valuable time and budget.

Browsing the subject areas at is a learning experience where educators can plan context rich environments while comparing prices, special discounts, framing options and shipping from educational resources.

Thank you for starting your search for inspirational, motivational, and educational posters and learning materials at If you need help please contact us.

NPW home | Global PathMarker Collection | APWTW Blog | faqs-about | contact | search | privacy
links for learning & curriculum ideas | bookshelves | toybox | media | ecards | quotes ©2007-2015 The Creative Process, LLC All Rights Reserved.

last updated 12/2/13