Friday, December 31, 2010

Sistine Chapel

Interactive view of the Sistine Chapel. Posted it this morning on Facebook. I like it because you can zoom in to view some of the frescoes.

There are a number of sites on the internet, by posting the particular link I am not saying that this is the best web page for the Sistine Chapel - I SumbledUpon it and liked this particular one.

The Sistine Chapel is part of the Vatican Museums. You can visit this site: for their interactive pages. I don't find them very clear and the interactive Flash program is not a hiRes image.

The ceiling and the Last Judgment, I believe, is the only portion done by my hero Michelangleo.

The rest of the frescoes were done by a number of different artist. The wall paintings were executed by Pietro Perugino, Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Cosimo Rosselli, Luca Signorelli and their respective workshops, which included Pinturicchio, Piero di Cosimo and Bartolomeo della Gatta. The ceiling was originally frescoed by Piero Matteo d'Amelia with a star-spangled sky.

Michelangelo worked from roughly 1508 - 1512 painting the celing and wall.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010
Overall it has been a good year for me personally. I feel good about the year. Yes, I could have been much more productive, but I am happy with the drawings I produced. I am very happy with finally purchasing my Olympus Pen camera. Additionaly I bought Mary a laptop as a Christmas gift. Initially was was mad at me because she did not buy me anything, but she ( I can tell ) is very happy to have her own laptopn to surf the news and whatever mischief she gets into.

The image above is from and ad from an ad company. The parent company is the Publicis Groupe and the ad above is from the Singapore office - Publicis. Their credentials are pretty inpressive and I think they would be cool to work for - That being said.. I loved the image and thought it was a great way to say I love colored pencils and Merry Christmas in the same breath / image.

2011 is going to be a great year. ..much more to come.