Michelangelo is famous for creating statues that looked so real people would swear they are
breathing. One such statue is the mother of Jesus, Mary.
She is part of the larger statue, the Pieta.
He was known for seeing the raw potential in rough, broken, and thrown away stone. The statue of David was sculpted out of stone that was discarded.
Though he preferred sculpting, Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel as well as many other famous paintings. Many artists would compare themselves to his legacy and title as possible the greatest artist who ever lived.