Michelangelo Buonarroti

(1475-1564 / Italy)

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni[1] (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along ... more »

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  • ''The prayers I make will then be sweet indeed,
    If thou the spirit give by which I pray;
    My unassisted heart is barren clay,
    Which of its native self can nothing feed;''
    Michelangelo Buonarroti (1474-1564), Italian artist. For Inspiration (l. 1-4). . . Treasury of Poems for Worship and Devotion, A. Charles L. Walli...
  • Do thou, then breathe those thoughts into my mind
    By which such virtue may in me be bred
    That in thy holy footsteps I may tread:
    The fetters of my tongue do thou unbind,
    Th...
    Michelangelo Buonarroti (1474-1564), Italian artist. For Inspiration (l. 9-14). . . Treasury of Poems for Worship and Devotion, A. Charles L. Wall...
  • ''The marble not yet carved can hold the form Of every thought the greatest artist has.''
    Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), Italian sculptor, painter, poet. Sonnet 15, The Sonnets of Michelangelo, trans. by Elizabeth Jennings (1961).
  • His hope is treacherous only whose love dies
    With beauty, which is varying every hour;
    But, in chaste hearts uninfluenced by the power
    Of outward change, there blooms a deathless ...
    Michelangelo Buonarroti (1474-1564), Italian artist. Yes! Hope may with my strong desire keep pace (l. 10-14). . . Oxford Book of Verse in English...
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