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    Sistine Chapel

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    contemporary artists. Michelangelo grew up and was first exposed to stone carving, “he regarded himself first and foremost as a sculptor.” (FIERO) Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Julius II Della Rovere in 1508 to repaint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel frescoed earlier by Piero Matteo d'Amelia with a star-spangled sky. Buonarroti, who had always regarded himself as a sculptor, would now have to perfect the art of fresco. Michelangelo's lament that "painting is not my art" proved a hollow

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    The Sistine Chapel

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    Michelangelo’s work in the Sistine Chapel is one of the greatest pieces of fresco work in the Italian Renaissance. Every year millions of people travel to the Vatican to see this impressive work . Not only is the Sistine Chapel an attraction for art lovers, but for Christians the Sistine Chapel is considered one of the holiest chapels in our world today . However, the Sistine Chapel like any other works of art was designed to send a message to its viewers. Like most art commissioned by the Catholic

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    The Sistine Chapel is a private chapel of the Pope and is where any Pope in the last five hundred years has been elected. It is named after the man who paid for; Pope Sixtus IV. Later when it was finished the Pope Julius II invited the most famous Italian painters to decorated the inside with the scenes of the new and old testament. One of the painter was Michelangelo who refused at first also it was the first major painting project for him. In the ceiling it consists nine panels. In the first through

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    The Sistine Madonna in the Royal Gallery at Dresden, Saxony The most beautiful picture in the world is the Sistine Madonna in the Royal Gallery at Dresden, Saxony. It was painted by Raphael as an altar-piece for a church in Piacenza, Italy. In a far corner of the great Palace of Art it is now placed, probably to remain until the colors shall fade. It is the only picture in the room. The figures are of life size. When that room is entered all voices are hushed, and all merriment silenced

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    On the 10th of May 1508 I signed a contract to agree to fulfill Pope Julius’commission on painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. I had bad feelings about thewhole thing from the day Julius commissioned me to paint instead of sculpt. I am anarchitect and sculptor not a fresco painter. It is not that I doubt my ability’s to completesuch a task, but I believe that there are other artists that would be much better suited for the job than I. It is of course an honor to be chosen to paint such a ceiling

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    A Sistine Chapel of My Own I was almost God, that day. I was away from the world, looking down upon it, or out at it, from a different place, a place not of it. The world looked peaceful, what I could see of it, lying there in the summer sun, but I saw it as one might see a distant galaxy through a telescope. A world was there, a complex world, perhaps a busy world, possibly even a world that could turn violent—but I was not of it. I was detached, beyond it, above it—an interested observer.

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    Due to the atmosphere of the Sistine Chapel, deeply Catholic, Botticelli was influenced to please those he was painting for, namely, Pope Sixtus IV. This is seen a prominent detail in the painting; the way the devil is portrayed. It is a clear indicator that Botticelli knew who his audience was. Instead of a red demon with horns, he portrays the devil as a hermit. This fits the Catholic teachings that the devil is not someone who tries to be scary to humans, but rather as someone who is wise and

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    With the preferred desire to sculpt, Michelangelo, an Italian artist painted the Sistine Chapel Ceiling with the illusion that many images were actual sculptures. The Sistine Chapel Ceiling is a fresco that depicts scripture from the Bible. The center of the painting begins with scripture from the Book of Genesis: “Separation of Light from Darkness” to “Drunkenness of Noah,” which is encompassed by an architectural framework that looks real. Then along the sides there are lunettes with the ancestors

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    Michelangelo There was many obstacles and put backs when Michelangelo was painting the Sistine chapel. He met people that he argued and loved. The Sistine chapel is viewed as one of the seven wonders of the world. Michelangelo’s relations made while painting the Sistine Chapel had an effect on the process and even the final product. Bramante was one of the best architects at this time. He helped Michelangelo get the job, but he wanted to see him fail to think he was not a good artist and

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    The Sistine Chapel and the Creation of Adam Michelangelo(1475-1564) The sistine Chapel and mainly the Creation of Adam fresco are treasures to the world of art, Michelangelo the creator brought his discipline of sculpting into painting the frescoes and the human silhouette. The story of the Sistine Chapel starts with the building itself, built in 1473 under the supervision of Giovannino de Dolci. It is located in Vatican, Which is almost like the capital for catholicism. Vatican being the home

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