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Michelangelo - Giants of the High Renaissance

Michelangelo
Michelangelo
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
(March  6, 1475 Caprese, near Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy – Feb 18, 1564  Rome, Papal States, Italy) (aged 88)
Nationality: Italy
Category: Art workers,
Occupation: Sculptors, Painters
Unique distinction: One of the giants of the High Renaissance, who exerted the greatest influence on the development of Western art.
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. Only God creates. The rest of us just copy. 2. The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. 3. The mind, the soul, becomes ennobled by the endeavour to create something perfect, for God is perfection, and whoever strives after perfection is striving for something devine. 4.The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. 5 Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. 6. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. 7. If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all. 8. If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius.  9. Genius is eternal patience. 10 . Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle. 11.  A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. 12. An artist must have his measuring tools not in the hand, but in the eye. 13. Beauty is the purgation of superfluities. 14. I dare affirm that any artist... who has nothing singular, eccentric, or at least reputed to be so, in his person, will never become a superior talent. 15. I live and love in God's peculiar light. 16. My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it be through earth's loveliness. 17. I have a wife too many already, namely this art, which harries me incessantly, and my works are my children. 18. I am still learning.
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Gian Bernini - One of the greatest Italian sculptor and architect

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Gian Bernini
Gian (Giovanni) Lorenzo Bernini
( 7 December 1598, Naples, Italy — 28 November 1680, Rome) (aged 81)
Nationality: Italy
Category: Art workers
Occupation: Architects, Sculptors, Painters,
Unique distinction: Founder of the Baroque style of architecture and sculpture, the greatest sculptor-architect of his time.
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. Three things are needed for success in painting and sculpture: to see beauty when young and accustom oneself to it, to work hard, and to obtain good advice. 2. An architect proves his skill by turning the defects of a site into advantages. 3. There are two devices which can help the sculptor to judge his work: one is not to see it for a while. The other... is to look at his work through spectacles which will change its color and magnify or diminish it, so as to disguise it somehow to his eye, and make it look as though it were the work of another... 4. The greatest praise belongs to an architect who knows how to connect the beauty of the building with the conveniences of life. 5. Sometimes, in order to imitate the original, it is necessary to put something that is not in the original into a portrait in marble.
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Titian - One of the greatest High Renaissance Painters

Titian
Titian
Tiziano Vecellio or Vecelli
(c. 1488/1490, Pieve di Cadore, Venice, Italy – 27 August 1576,  Venice, Italy) (aged 84-86)
Nationality: Italy
Category: Art workers
Occupation: Architects, Sculptors, Painters,
Unique distinction: One of the most versatile of Italian painters, the greatest painter of the Venetian Renaissance school.
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. The painter must always seek the essence of things, always represent the essential characteristics and emotions of the person he is painting. 2. A good painter needs only three colours: black, white and red. 3. It is not bright colors but good drawing that makes figures beautiful. 4. Painting done under pressure by artists without the necessary talent can only give rise to formlessness, as painting is a profession that requires peace of mind. 5. He who improvises can never make a perfect line of poetry.
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