he Renaissance was a revival of interest in Greek and Roman values

he Renaissance was a revival of interest in Greek and Roman values, ways of learning and art. There were three stages of the Renaissance: the Early Renaissance, High Renaissance and Late Renaissance. Michelangelo painted in the High Renaissance which lasted from 1495-1520. The people during this time wanted spiritual art that was realistic. His paintings (like this one) have realistic proportions with a spiritual meaning. Like most of the art of the Renaissance, the background of this picture is a setting in nature. The way that the angles are sitting implies that they are thinking. This reflects the philosophical nature that many people during this time had. The work of Michelangelo greatly reflected the style of art, the people and the views of the time.