Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet, is one of the best known High Renaissance artists. Born in Florence, Italy, has grown to become one of the best artists of his time and arguably one of the best artists of all times. Exerting incredible knowledge of human anatomy and combining that with immense artistic talent, his works remain a benchmark of realistic human depictions in some of the most demanding art mediums, such as frescoes and marble.