This paper traces the life and artistic development of the Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, engineer and poet Michelangelo and describes several important works.

While his architecture is no less than breathtaking, it is not simply his architectural ideas that inspire architects of today. Many have drawn inspiration from everything from St. Peter’s Church to his David.
Michelangelo is generally accepted as a Renaissance artist but is also considered as one of the founders of the Baroque period. He strongly rejected the limitations set by classical design theory in architecture and was more imaginative and inspired in his architectural compositions.