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  • Sistine Chapel

    The Sistine chapel was the only one of Michelangelo’s large scale projects that was insisted by religious leaders such as Julius II and Paul III (Harris‚ 1976‚ p 20). The main fresco of the Sistine chapel took four years to complete (1508-12). The last Judgment was created twenty three years later after completing the Genesis ceiling fresco. It is located on the altar of the Sistine chapel. The Last Judgment was commissioned by Pope Clement VII (1523-1534) shortly before his death‚ and confirmed

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    The Frescos in the Sistine Chapel Michelangelo was an amazing painter and sculptor‚ who made an impact on the Renaissance Era. The Renaissance focused immense passion towards the arts‚ religion‚ and individual experience and development. The Renaissance Era came after the Middle Ages‚ which possessed a completely opposite lifestyle and different art techniques and characteristics. The Middle Ages was a dark‚ depressing time where art had very little importance outside the art in the church. As Italy

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  • The Sistine Chapel

    November‚ 2012 The Sistine Chapel The Sistine Chapel‚ one of the most iconic pieces of work Michelangelo ever did‚ and one of the most popular destinations in Rome. All of the ceiling and walls are covered in beautiful artwork. The panels done by Pietro Perugino‚ Sandro Botticelli‚ Domenico Ghirlandaio and Cosimo Rosselli‚ Biagio di Antonio‚ Bartolomeo della Gatta and Luca Signorelli (de Strobel) stand out‚ showing the stories of Moses and Christ. The ceiling of the chapel originally done by Pier

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  • The Sistine Chapel

    The Sistine Chapel Between 1508 and 1512 Michelangelo Buonarroti painted the ceiling of the Sistine chapel. For decades‚ the grandeur of his work leaves people mesmerized who travel from all over the world to simply catch a glimpse of the fresco. His magnificent painting yielded some of the most extraordinary illustrative images of all time and forever altered the course of artistic endeavors in the Western world. Michelangelo never wanted to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling. He was unsettled

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  • The Sistine Chapel

    The Sistine Chapel Jackmark January 22‚ 2013 Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni painted the interior of the Sistine Chapel over a period of 34 years. Michelangelo’s paintings are not only masterpieces of art. The paintings displayed Michelangelo’s relationship to the

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  • The Painting of the Sistine Chapel

    The Sistine Chapel‚ located in the Vatican City‚ was painted by Michelangelo Buonarroti between 1508 and 1512‚ but the actual chapel’s construction was finished in 1480 under the supervision of Pope Sixtus IV. Michelangelo accepted the commission reluctantly knowing that painting a ceiling of over 5‚000 square feet‚ and 60 feet in the air was a near impossible task and would require him to give up his love of sculpting. Michelangelo started painting the chapel commisioned to paint only the twelve

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  • Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel

    Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel Jeweldine Ladell New World Encyclopedia reports on the High Renaissance architecture of the Sistine Chapel in understanding its main features. This paper will examine three aspects of the architectural design of the building. The three aspects are as follow; the exterior‚ interior‚ and decoration‚ (New World Encyclopedia‚ 2007). The Sistine Chapel is a three story rectangular building. The exterior is plain and simple architecturally and decoratively. Many

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  • Michelangelo: Sistine Chapel

    Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican City. It is one of the most famous and memorable pieces of art in the history of art. This beautiful piece of art history took a little over four years to complete. He started this project in July of 1508 and finished in October of 1512. Pope Julius II had requested Michelangelo paint the ceiling in the chapel. The Pope was strong-minded that Rome should be renovated to show its prior exaltation

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  • Sistine Chapel Research Paper

    Current Project: the Ceiling I was asked by Pope Julius II to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel four years ago. When he had asked me‚ I had been known for many great works of art but none were like the task that he was putting in front of me. He hardly asked me‚ though; he more so commanded me to do this job. The Pope was determined to use the arts to stamp his personality on the Vatican (Sistine Chapel Drawings). He hired many artists to do different works around the city. Sometimes it would

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  • Michaelangelo and the Sistine Chapel

    Michelangelo completed the Sistine Chapel on a curved ceiling by standing on a unique scaffolding system which was a wooden platform high up on the walls of the chapel. It was strong enough to hold workers and materials. He would’ve had to bend backwards and maybe sometimes lay on the platform in awkward positions‚ painting over his head. The structure of the composition is that Michelangelo has used fine details in his use of images for ‘Creation of Adam’‚ ‘The Last Judgement’ and all the angels

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