Often called Il Divino (“the divine one”), Michelangelo created some of the most famous works of art in history. As a sculptor, painter, architect, and poet, he embodies the idea of the Renaissance Man. Known primarily for his sculptural works, such as the Pietà and David, he also painted two of the most influential frescoes in Western Art--both of which are in the Sistine Chapel in Rome. As a commentary on how much Michelangelo enjoyed working on the project, he added a self portrait to the Last Judgment fresco: as the flayed skin of Saint Bartholomew.
Cost: Only 200 florins
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Our new Intro To Painting Course has been designed especially for students to gain a firm grounding in the fine arts while simultaneously reaching for the sky. Under the guidance of our simply divine new CGMA tutor, students will soon find that the only way is up. Something of a renaissance man, Signore Simoni has gained quite a reputation as an artist with truly catholic tastes. Drawing upon his experience as a painter, sculptor, architect and even poet, this course will teach students how to paint with a truly Italianate flourish. Classes cover such topics as how to cross disciplines and paint like a sculptor, techniques for destroying old sketches, and maintaining a steady brush hand while perched on a very wobbly ladder.
The classes place strong emphasis on painting busy crowd scenes, with famous battles and religious snapshots a particular speciality. Students will also learn the art of inserting their own likeness into their paintings - a must for today’s selfie generation. Uniquely, the course also leans heavily toward paint and plaster-based fresco work. Upon completion of the course, students will be ideally placed to secure lucrative contracts with any number of western-European churches in need of a spot of painting, decorating, and general mural work.
* Please note: While the tutor for this course abides by the philosophy ‘Only God creates, the rest of us just copy,’ this is not an invitation for students to actually submit plagiarized course work.
Good drawing skills, a head for heights, blessing from your local papal representative