Michelangelo, 1475-1564, was an Italian painter and engineer of the High Renaissance. The amount of talents that Michelangelo possesses is long, and has propelled him to become one of the leaders of the High Renaissance. Michelangelo was an architect, painter, sculptor and poet. His influence on Western art helped to develop and shape a lot of artist’s careers around the world. Michelangelo works have also gone for millions more than rival artists, cementing his place in the art world as one of the greats. Of his great accomplishments, the Sistine Chapel, The Doni Tondo, Creation of Adam
, The Last Judgement and The Crucifixion of St. Peter rank as some of the best of his career.