In 1494, Michelangelo was commissioned by the ruler of Florence to sculpt a snowman in yard of their mansion.
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The ruler of Florence, Piero de’ Medici, ordered Michelangelo to make a snowman in the courtyard of his palace. He is usually censured for that and the snowman is cited as the supreme example of a patron’s abuse of an artist.Tiny Fox Lab Facts

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