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Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. Description of Michelangelo's Frescoes

Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. Description of Michelangelo's Frescoes

Today The Sistine Chapel considered the most famous chapel, which is located in the Vatican. This building was built during the reign of Sixtus IV, which is why the chapel has such a name.

Sistine Chapel, wall and ceiling painting

The Sistine Chapel is a huge rectangular hall, which has an oval-shaped arch, and is divided into two parts by an incredibly beautiful marble fence. The architects put a lot of work into the construction of such a building, but the most important value and Michelangelo's frescoes represent the wealth of the Sistine Chapel and wall taps, which can rightfully be called the pinnacle of Renaissance art.

Michelangelo worked on the chapel paintings from 1508 to 1512. His craving for art has never been revealed so much as in the images of the Prophets and Sibyls. The middle part of the vault is decorated with scenes from the Book of Genesis, among which the creation of Man, the world-famous fresco, is created. Between the years 1536-1541, Michelangelo still returned to the Sistine Chapel, at that time Paul the Third Farnese reigned there. The master’s new work of art, the Last Judgment fresco, occupies almost the entire chapel wall near the altar. To create it, I had to abandon work on several other murals. In the center of the circle, Michelangelo makes the figure of Christ, who condemns earthly sinners. In the image of the fresco, he raised his right hand, as if he wanted to make his terrible and indisputable sentence. Almost all fragments from the Bible are painted on the ceiling of the chapel.

Sistine Chapel, photo

Today, cardinals are gathering in the Sistine Chapel who want to choose a new Pope for the government. Hundreds of tourists visit the chapel every day, so if you suddenly find yourself in the Vatican, you simply must visit this beautiful place.


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