Michelangelo Quotes (56 quotes)
“It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.”
Michelangelo: drawings (1982 edition)
“The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.”
As quoted in: Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia: The arts (Oxford University Press, 1990), p. 434
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMichelangelo
Born: March 6, 1475
Died: February 18, 1564 (aged 88)
Bio: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.