Michelangelo Today

The story of Michelangelo didn’t end with his death. His legend and legacy live on today. We see this through the popularity and interest in Michelangelo quotes as well as in numerous cultural references including television shows such the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as well as references to Michelangelo in space, in film and more.

Michelangelo not only influenced the artists that studied under him, but he is an icon in the world of art today. People still find awe and inspiration through his work. Millions of visitors file past his masterpieces each year just to catch a glimpse of the Renaissance master’s work. To have an up close and personal experience with Michelangelo today, you can walk in Michelangelo’s steps and visit the home he purchased for his family, as well as the museums and churches that hold many of his pieces.

Many lucky students study the master in school and have the opportunity to paint a family fresco or consider what it would be like to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Thanks to free Michelangelo lesson plans more students have the opportunity to meet the master.

Before going to the next trivia night you might want to brush up on your Michelangelo fun facts, it’s not uncommon to hear questions related to the famous artist.

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Creation of Adam (hands detail)
Creation of Adam (hands detail) by Michelangelo

Creation of Adam

Drawing of a Woman

Delphic Sibyl

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”

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