As another example, let us trace how the creative personality of Michelangelo was formed. For thirteen years he entered the studio of the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. At age 15, he made a satire mask, which attracted the attention of the enlightened Florentine ruler Lorenzo Medici, a great philanthropist and a versatile person.
Young Michelangelo moved to an art school at the court of Lorenzo, where he began to study under the guidance of Bertoldo di Giovanni, a student of Donatello. Continue reading