I would like to do Michelangelo. I will have my assignment done this week.
Michelangelo's full name is Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni. (I wouldn't want to sign his name on my math paper everyday!) In his lifetime he was called IIDivino, the Divine One. Michel was born on March 6, 1475, and breathed his last on February 18, 1564, at the age of 88. He was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, engineer, and poet. A few of his works in painting, sculpting, and architecture rank among the most famous in existence. llDivino was considered the greatest living artist of his lifetime, and since then, he has been held up to be one of the greatest artists of all time! The best documented artist of the 16th century, is remembered in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Michelangelo.
...the coolest of the Ninja Turtles as well. Well written Beverly!
Hey guys I would love to do Leonardo da Vinci! I will have it done bye tomorrow! THANKS ;-)
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy. When he was 14 he was an apprentice to an artist called Verrocchio. He became a master artist when he was 20 years old. In 1513 he went to Rome to paint for Pope Leo the 10th. He stayed there for about 3 years.
As we all know he was a very talented artist, most famous for painting the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. He was also very interested in science and physics. He studied the human body and wrote all his observations down in note books. He envisioned moving things that could move like birds and fish. As the ideas grew so did the note books, filling thousands of pages. To fool everyone and to keep his ideas private he wrote backwards.
“Nothing is hidden beneath the sun”
-Leonardo da Vinci
Stunningly brilliant! Good work K8E.
I will be doing Galileo.
I'm gonna do Galileo! (O_o)
Um... Either you or David has to change people, Mr. Main said no repeats.
John Cabot was an Italian explorer who was born in 1450. He is best known for his expedition to North America and for being the first European besides the Vikings to explore some of the coastline. In his early years he was involved in maritime trade in Venice but had financial problems which lead him to move to Spain. There he sought support for an Atlantic expedition but receiving none, he moved on to England. Here he was supported by King Henry VII who granted Cabot authority to find new lands on behalf of England. In 1497 he set sail from Bristol on the Matthew. On June 24, 1497, John Cabot landed at what is now Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland. He claimed the land for England and later embarked upon a second and final voyage presumably to trade. Historians are unclear about what happened. He was thought to have been lost at sea but there is new evidence that he may have returned to London in 1500 and died shortly after.
I would like to do Raphael.
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino was born in 1483 in Urbino, Italy. Both his parents died, leaving him orphaned at 11 years old. His father was a court painter, and Raphael decided to do the same.
Raphael had a wide education in literature, the arts, social skills, etc. Because of his education, Raphael was socially at ease.
In 1501 he had grown quite famous. He was very productive, and was known for his graceful, refined style. He was influenced by Florentine tradition, but still managed to remain distinct in the way he painted.
By 1504 he lived mainly in Florence. Raphael received an important commission from Pope Julius II, which was to paint the Pope’s library in Vatican Palace. At the same time, Michelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel.
Raphael was also a teacher of his own art school, and an architect. He died in 1520, only 37 years old.
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Nice job and thank you for the references.
Ahhh...Giovanni Caboto. We will likely be talking more about him in Term 3. Thanks for the introduction.
I'm going to do Titian!
I will get done today!
Pieter Bruegel was a very talented Flemish painter. He painted mainly religious paintings. Pieter Bruegel put lots of detail into his paintings which made them shine upon the others. He introduced great detail about the peasants and their activities, as well as children's activities. His paintings were of everyday life, an unusual topic for that time.
Pieter Bruegel was born around 1525. He was born in the Netherlands. The name "Bruegel", was the name of his hometown where he was born. He has two sons, Jan and Pieter. No members of his family obtained the artistic greatness of Pieter the Elder.
Pieter Bruegel was considered the greatest painter of the Netherlands during the 16th Century. Pieter Bruegel was very talented and special but sadly he passed away at the age of 44 in 1569.
He may have only lived to 44, but he certainly accomplished a great deal in his lifetime. Nicely done.
I'm gonna do Dontello
Donatello was a famous sculptor in the 15th century. He was born in Florence Italy around 1386. His father’s name was Niccolò di Betto Bardi. Donatello was educated in the Martelli family house hold, and received his early artistic training in a goldsmith’s work shop.
Donatello’s most famous sculpture was his bronze David, this was created around 1430. He was about 44 when he created this. Some people say that this art was homo-erotic. The historian Paul Strathern says that Donatello did not try to hide his homosexuality. Very few details are known about Donatello’s private life, and about his relationships.
Donatello was 80 when he died, and he died on December 13, 1466, in Florence Italy.
People should be proud of who they are and no one should need to be afraid to show their true selves. Donatello was a great talent and we are lucky that he shared his works with the world.
Bien fait Bob!
I'm gonna do Francis bacon (because he has an awesome last name 😄) I'm a little late because I was really sick and couldn't do anything for the last few days)
Francis bacon was a famous English philosopher who was born on January 22, 1561 in London, England. He was inspired by many famous scholars and philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, and ironically enough, Roger Bacon. He also influenced and inspired other famous men such John Locke, William petty, and Thomas Jefferson. Francis is called the creator of empiricism. He is the man responsible for the baconian method (otherwise known as the scientific method that we use today).
(Accidentally hit the submit button) He was knighted in 1603 and died without an heir on April 9, 1626 at age 65.
I think I sampled some of the baconian method with my eggs this morning...I kid! Cool name aside, he was an incredibly influential figure and worth knowing about. Well done and nice humor!
I'm doing Tintoretto.
Michel de Nostredame, or Nostradamus, was a French apothecary who wrote and published dozens of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He was born on 21 December 1503, in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Provence, France. He had 9 siblings.
Michel traveled the countryside researching herbs and remedies after his university closed its doors because of the plague. He then entered another university for a doctorate in medicine. Being an apothecary was a banned "manual trade" in the university, so Michel was expelled.
Later, Michel stopped working in medicine and began moving towards the occult. He wrote an almanac of prophecies, and changed his name to Nostradamus. The almanacs were so successful that people started coming to him for psychic advice.
Nostradamus began a project of writing a book of one thousand quatrains, which today are taken to be predictions of what would happen at a later date. Many of Nostradamus' quatrains came true, despite the fact that most people didn't believe him and thought that he was a servant of evil.
Some of Nostradamus' prophecies still come true, even though he died of dropsy in 1566.
Fascinating and terrifying. Interesting choice Escher...well done.
Tintoretto was born in Venice, Italy year 1518. His actual name was Jacopo Comin. His father was a dyer, and nicknamed his son Tintoretto, meaning "dyer's son". Tintoretto was an artist from a young age, and noticing this, his father sent him to an art school. His first works were inspired by Michelangelo, but later on developed his own style. The great energy he put into his paintings, earned him yet another nickname: Il Furioso. Tintoretto's last significant painting was called “Paradise”, and is the largest painting done on canvas, measuring 74 by 30 feet! Tintoretto must have used up the last of his energy when he had finished Paradise, because he resigned from painting thereafter. He died May 31, 1594 with a fever, and extreme stomach pain.
Good choice, I hadn't heard of Tinteretto before, so thank you for bringing him to my attention. Paradise is an interesting painting to say the least.
I would like to do Nicolaus Copernicus.
Geradus Mercator was born March 5, 1512 in Rupelmonde, County of Flanders (in what is now modern Belgium). He is best known as a cartographer, though he started off as a maker of brass mathematical instruments. Globes were made of brass plates, and images were engraved upon the brass. Because of Mercator’s skill in working brass, he was hired by a group of cartographers. He became interested in cartography, and began to produce his own maps. One of his most famous maps is his World map, produced in 1569, which was unique because of the use of new lines of navigation. He was also the first to use the term “Atlas” to refer to a collection of maps.
Mercator moved to Duisburg (modern-day Germany) in 1552 where he taught mathematics. This is where he died, in 1594. Some of his works can still be found in a treasury there, as well as in a museum named after him, at his birthplace.
Well done Matthew. Good choice.
I'm doing Paolo Veronese.
Paolo Caliari also known as Paolo Veronese was born in the town of Verona in the year 1528 and was an Italian Renaissance painter who painted in Venice. He has gotten the most fame for his large paintings of religious and mythological subjects. Some of his great works of art are, “The Wedding at Cana” and “The Feast in the House of Levi”. Paolo was somewhat influenced by another great artist, Titian. In 1553 he moved from Verona to Venice and that is when he went from painting churches to painting grand pictures. Paolo Veronese died the 19th of April 1588 in Venice.
Nice work Winston. I also wasn't familiar with this artist, so thanks for the biography and information.
Good work Winston. I also wasn't familiar with this artist, so thanks for the biography and information.
Nicolaus Copernicus, a Polish astronomer who was considered the founder of modern astronomy, was born on February 19, 1473, in Thorn, and died May 24, 1513, in Frauenburg, East Prussia. In Copernicus's time, most astronomers thought Earth was the centre of the universe and stayed motionless. However, Copernicus theorized that our solar system was a heliocentric or Sun-centred system. He realized that every planet, including Earth, revolved around the Sun and that Earth rotated on an axis. However, some of Copernicus's observations were incorrect because he assumed the planets orbited the Sun in a perfect circle. In addition, he theorized that the moon orbits Earth and that stars don't move, but only appear to move because the planet itself is moving. Copernicus's theories angered the Roman Catholic Church because his model went against religious beliefs and opposed the Church's teachings.
It's too bad he never lived to see his ideas accepted as fact, and died needing to keep his opinions to himself. Good job Mason.
Galileo was born in 1564 in Pisa, Italy. When he was eleven he was sent to a monastery for a formal education. Later, he was sent to university to become a doctor, but after a few years he quit, but because of his popular lectures, hired to be a professor at the same university. He was fired for disagreeing with Aristotle, the famous Greek philosopher. He moved to Pauda, and there he improved the idea of the telescope. Using his telescope, he started looking at the sun, moon, and planets. With it, he discovered that the sun, not the earth, was the center of the universe, as Copernicus had earlier proposed. Then, the Catholic Church announced that the idea that the sun was the center of the universe was heresy. So, for seven years, until his friend became pope, he wasn’t allowed to study the sky. When he was allowed again, he published a book about it, but the pope had been convinced that in his book, Galileo had portrayed him as a fool. He stood trial in Rome, and was sentenced to never leave his house until he died.
Peter Parler born in 1330 (I only know the year) became the master mason of Saint Vitus Cathedral in 1352, after the death of its original architect, Matthias of Arras. Apart from the cathedral, he was the main designer of the New Town of Prague and built Charles Bridge and its towers. In the Royal Palace of Prague Castle, Parler built the All Saints' Chapel. After the fire of 1541 it was redecorated in the Baroque style. He was a Master sculptor; he designed the gargoles of St Vitus Cathedral! Giving ornamentation to the original Design by Mathias Arras He was apparently the architect of the Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) built in the market square of Nuremberg, to replace the synagogue torn down in the pogrom of 1349 following the plague. Between 1360-78 he built the chancel of the Bartholomew church in Kolín. He died in Prague in 13 July 1399, and was buried in the St Vitus Cathedral. His work was continued by his sons Wenzel and Johann.
Wikipedia thinks so too.
~ Paracelsus ~
Born Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim on either the 11 November 1493 or 17 December of the same year, the exact is unknown; Paracelsus was a Swiss German Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer and general occultist. He has been given credit for giving zinc its name (originally calling it “zincum”), as well as introducing terms such as “Chemistry” and “Gas”, coining the Arabic word “Alcohol”. He’s a revolutionary for insisting on using observations of nature instead of looking to ancient texts in medical practices, as well as noting that some diseases are rooted in psychological illness. He was stubborn and independent man who made many great discoveries, eventually dying at the age of 47 on the 24 September 1541.
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Shakespeare, Born in Stratford on April 23 1564. He wrote many plays including McBeth, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew and many others. He also wrote comedies. Shakespeare was a poet. He wrote 154 sonnets.He was famous because of the way he wrote. he had a unique way. Shakespeare died in 1664. His is tombstone is marked with following words…….
Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare To digg the dust enclosed heare
Blessed by y man y spares hes stones
And curst be he y moves my bones
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.