Michelangelo was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, and poet made an impact on the world. By doing so he influenced his contemporaries on European art such as the Renaissance. He created a movement in art through is mannerism based on Michelangelo’s style. Michelangelo’s movement has inspired people by his complex movement of figures. In my opinion he is extremely inspirational by exploring his range of movement and expression in every medium he uses. This is something that came to me naturally as an artist by exploring, experimenting, and expressing no matter what it is. In addition, he continuously wanted to challenge himself no matter what the subject was. When he challenges himself he uses several layers of meaning behind his art including mythology, religion, and other subjects. Michelangelo had a journey similar to Leonardo by growing up in Florence traveling to Rome. One remarkable thing was Michelangelo was surrounded by masterpieces by his best teachers, ancient Greek and Roman statuary, paintings, sculpture and architecture of early Renaissance. Most of all Michelangelo never gave up continued to challenge himself no matter what even though his father disapproved his talent, he trusted himself.