Narrated by Various / 41 minutes
Artists have enriched our lives with their contributions. Meet Michelangelo in 1485 when he was born in a small village in Tuscany. You’ll travel with him to Rome at the age of 21 and understand how he came to complete some of the world’s most influential pieces of art, including the ‘Statue of David’ and the awe-inspiring ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which took him four years to complete. Meet another Italian, the fascinating Rosalba Carriera who, from lowly beginnings, went on to become an influential Rococo painter. Samuel Morse is of course known for developing Morse Code, however few people realize that he was actually an artist. He painted influential figures including President John Adams and was the artist of pieces including ‘Dying Hercules’. Finally you’ll get a unique insight into the inspiring life story of Leonardo da Vinci, who many believe to be the most diversely talented man to have lived. Understand his major works, including ‘The Last Supper’ and ‘Virgin of the Rocks’ within the context of his real life. Be inspired by these amazing stories as they come to life through BioViews®, a short biographical story, similar to an interview. These inspirational audios from Amazing People Worldwide® provide a new way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.