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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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    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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    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 objection

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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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    The Sistine Chapel Restoration Controversy

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    The recent restoration of the famous Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco by Michelangelo has raised many questions and controversy while creating quite a stir among artists, scholars and critics. The current controversy talks about opposition concerning cleaning of paintings and four decades of debate on the value of scientific restoration. To critics and scholars, a yellow glow, a patina of old varnish, represented a quality that gave a work status. To remove this varnish even with its added layer of

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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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    One of the most famous works of art ever created, the Sistine Chapel lies in the heart of Vatican City. Architecture and interior design give the Chapel a one of a kind facade while the temple’s history sheds light on its implicit value to the Catholic world and renaissance enthusiasts. Vatican City is an international tourist destination for millions of people yearly yet it is home to less than a thousand people. Vatican City’s economy stems most of its annual revenue from tourism. The selling

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    Sistine Chapel Ceiling and The Last Judgment

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    In this research paper I will be looking at two different artworks by the same artist. The two I will be looking at are the Sistine Chapel Ceiling (1508-1512) and The Last Judgment (1534). Both of these painting are painted in the Sistine chapel which is located in the Vatican. I am going to attempt to evaluate these two pieces of art painted by Michelangelo and explain the cultural and religious aspects of them. I will also look to other scholars to get their perspective and their reactions to

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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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