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.

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