Francesca Buonarroti 1456-1481
Mother of Michelangelo
Di Francesca Neri di Miniato del Sera was 16 years old when she married Lodovico Buonarroti in 1472, providing a dowry of 416 guilders. A year later, she gave birth to her first son Lionardo. And then fifteen months later, his second son, Michelangelo was born so that she and her husband lived in Caprese.
Francesca gave birth to three sons: Buonarroto in 1477, Giovansimone in 1479 and finally submits in 1481. She died after the birth of supports at the age of 25. When Michelangelo was 6.
I do not think that Francesca lived a very easy life. I can imagine while she was busy making and raising babies husband complainer stalled, Lodovico Buonarroti, has been constantly touting the day where his five sons would become rich businessmen so that they could bear the burden of the restoration of the fortunes of the family and name that he himself was refused or unable to exercise.
Relationship of Francesca with Michelangelo
There were many researchers who suggested that Michelangelo is psychologically affected by the loss at the beginning of his mother. This includes William Wallace, who says in Michelangelo: themes of maternal love, loss and separation abound in art and poetry of Michelangelo, and yet he mentions his real a single mother, when he recommended that his name his child nephew "" after your father, and if a girl after our mother. ""
Michelangelo temperament was such that he was never comfortable unless he moved, do something, in collaboration with his hands. There is no reason to believe that he was not the same way as a young boy when healthy. It is likely if Michelangelo was alive today would probably be said that it hyperactive, possibly a diagnosis of deficit of attention (ADD) and drugs.
So try to imagine his young mother with a flock of young boys to take care of, someone who was not in the best of health, trying to take care of his early hyperactive son.
We know by Vasari that Michelangelo loved drawing when he was young. What better way to keep a young Michelangelo served to give him a chalk and a wall or piece of paper to draw only to discover not only kept quiet, but he was also very good, a natural artist.
Importance of Michelangelo puzzle
Needless to say, as if it were Francesca who led Michelangelo drawing, no there is no story without it.
I also think that suggested in exhibit 8 - dream of life of Michelangelo, it is possible that mother of Michelangelo could unintentionally give an impossible set of rules to follow - to follow his dream of becoming a painter great fresco but also to obey his father.
And then there is the question of the images on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
We know there is more potential self-portraits Michelangelo's ceiling and a portrait of the father of Michelangelo, in my opinion, playing the role of the Prophet Jeremiah.
Then why would not Michelangelo want to paint a picture of his mother on the ceiling, especially if it was that which led him in drawing and painting in the first place. But forget might it not even what it looked like 30 years after his death?
But say that it his honour on the ceiling. Which of the 343 people is it?
My own guess is the mother of Michelangelo Francesca is a woman who plays an important role to determine what the ceiling is supposed to mean and is therefore an important part of the history of Michelangelo's Puzzle.
Interesting facts about Francesca Buonarroti
There is a story that was transmitted through the family that Francesca was thrown horse that pregnant while of Michelangelo. Some have suggested that it was rather lame for the rest of his life from the injuries she received in the fall.
Even if we know very little about Francesca, we do not know that his family was part of the Rucellais, a family of Florence who had a history of supporting the arts.
Search for David Clark to solve the mystery of the chapelle Sixtine began after his wife died shortly after they began a piece of puzzle from the ceiling. After five years of extensive research, he realized that the ceiling is a brilliant diversion which hides a secret message by an overwhelming of the eye. As a puzzle, it attracts take us hundreds of pieces together to give a sense of the whole. However, its meaning can be found by putting the pieces together, but thanks to find a piece missing from Michelangelo: the piece is missing in the history of his own life.
You contact Michelangelo's Puzzle in 90 weekly parts which, when put together will reveal the meaning of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel on 1 November 2012, the 500th anniversary of the dedication of the ceiling. Follow the story to http://sistinepuzzle.com/.