You will prepare and submit a term paper on Michelangelo Battle of Cascina 1505. Your paper should be a minimum of 1250 words in length. It is evidently clear from the discussion that Michelangelo never concluded his work on the painting but only developed a cartoon version of the entire painting which was reproduced by numerous artists including his novice Sangallo. The painting particularly captured an episode in the war in which the soldiers of Florence were caught off guard taking a shower in a river as the Pisan’s launched an offensive against them. this symbolized a perfect opportunity for the artist to present his preferred theme: naked male. The origin of the painting was an order given by a powerful member of the Florentine government, Piero Soderini as a symbol of the Battle of Cascina that linked the Florentine state and Pisa which was eventually won by Florence. Therefore, the objective was to establish the memory of Florentine’s victory in the war that was definitive to the republic along with the war of Anghiari. Incidentally, both Anghiari and Cascina were crucial battles in the history of the republic whose triumph favorably positioned the nation in the vast region, the subsequent painting by Leonardo da Vinci representing Anghiari also served the purpose of entrenching the memory of the republic’s victories among the native citizens. Thus, Michelangelo’s Battle of Cascina 1505 portrayed on a wall in Palazzo Vecchio to depict the 1364 military confrontation in which thousands of Pisans were murdered and numerous others were taken captive signifying victory for Florence. In line with his style of painting, the artist seized the opportunity to depict nudity of the male body in a selected episode of the military conflict.