Friday, March 13, 2009

achieving our mark

"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."– Michelangelo Buonarroti

About Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarotti, the Renaissance sculptor and painter, is considered one of the world's greatest artists.
He was born in Tuscany in 1475. He apprenticed to a painter at age 13, infuriating his father, who considered art menial work.

By age 25, he had sculpted one of his finest works, the Pietà, in St. Peter's. Working alone, he took four years to paint more than 400 figures on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

He also designed St. Peter's dome and is perhaps best known for his iconic statue of David. He died in 1564.


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Great quote!
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Melissa Fischer said...

Love your post-he was truly a master! His work blows my mind!!

jgr said...

Oh, you have captured my heart! I love Michelangelo and have always liked that quote-
I think it's true. It's good food-for-thought.

I'm going to check the rest of your blog now.


Christina said...

That's a truly wonderful quotation! And this is a very lovely blog - your pictures are wonderful! - thank you!


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Melissa said...

He was "the master", he did it all! When I was in Italy in 2001 I saw his works and they were amazing! Did you know he even designed the Swiss Guard uniforms at the Vatican?