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Michelangelo Magnetic Finger Puppet

Michelangelo Magnetic Finger Puppet

By The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

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Michelangelo, the renaissance sculptor, is ready to adorn your fridge with his magnetic finger puppet! His magnetic personality (pun intended!) is sure to bring a smile to your face and add a very artistic touch to your home. Comes with an information tag attached, with a mini bio tag of essential dates, key facts, and a quotable quote.

  • Recommended for ages 5 and up due to small parts
  • Information tag included

Product Details

  • Product type: Finger Puppet
  • Shipping Dimensions: 4.0
    (10.2 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19 lb (3.0 oz; 85 g)
  • SKU010010986 | 814229009931

About the Artist, Michelangelo

Michelangelo was a renowned Renaissance artist born on March 6, 1475, in Italy. He was not just a sculptor but also a painter, architect, and poet. His full name was Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni.

From a young age, Michelangelo showed a talent for art. He apprenticed with famous artists and soon gained recognition for his exceptional sculptures. One of his most famous early works was the statue of "David," a magnificent marble sculpture that showcased his skill in capturing human anatomy with incredible detail.

He also painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, which became one of his most celebrated masterpieces. The ceiling is adorned with breathtaking frescoes depicting stories from the Bible.

Michelangelo was passionate about his work and had a strong dedication to perfection. His art reflected his deep understanding of the human form and emotions. He believed that sculpting and painting were ways to reveal the beauty of God's creation.

Throughout his life, Michelangelo created numerous sculptures, paintings, and architectural designs. His works, including the sculpture of "Pieta" and the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, are admired for their beauty and technical brilliance.

Michelangelo's legacy as a brilliant artist and visionary continues to inspire artists and art enthusiasts worldwide. He passed away on February 18, 1564, leaving behind an enduring imprint on the world of art.

About The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

The origins of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild are shrouded in mystery. Some accounts trace the Guild's birth to Athens in the latter half of the 4th century BCE. Allegedly, several lesser philosophers grew weary of the endless Socratic dialogue endemic in their trade and turned to crafting household implements and playthings. (Hence the assertions that Socrates quaffed his hemlock poison from a Guild-designed chalice, though vigorous debate surrounds the question of whether it was a "disappearing" chalice.)

Others argue that the UPG dates from the High Middle Ages, when the Philosophers Guild entered the world of commerce by selling bawdy pamphlets to pilgrims facing long lines for the restroom. Business boomed until 1211 when Pope Innocent III condemned the publications. Not surprisingly, this led to increased sales, even as half our membership was burned at the stake.

More recently, revisionist historians have pinpointed the birth of the Guild to the time it was still cool to live in New York City's Lower East Side. Two brothers turned their inner creativity and love of paying rent towards fulfilling the people's needs for finger puppets, warm slippers, coffee cups, and cracking up at stuff.

Most of the proceeds go to unemployed philosophers (and their associates). A portion also goes to some groups working on profound causes.

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Your purchase supports the mission and programs of the Chrysler Museum of Art (including the Perry Glass Studio, and the Myers House). We couldn't do what we do without you. Thank you.

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