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  • The Sistine Chapel Essay

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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

  • The Sistine Chapel Essay

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    famous artists of the Italian Renaissance. Commissioned by Pope Julius II in 1508, Michelangelo was asked to repaint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, originally representing golden stars on a dark blue sky. At the time, Michelangelo was a more developed sculptor than a painter, but he agreed anyway. Michelangelo’s masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was finished in four years. On nine frescoes of the ceiling, Michelangelo depicts the book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible. From

  • The Controversial Restoration of the Sistine Chapel

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    The restoration of the Sistine Chapel in the 1980’s and 90’s was very controversial. This issue began because Michelangelo, the painter of the Sistine Chapels ceiling, did the painting as a fresco. This means that the paint was absorbed in the wall, thus becoming part of the wall itself. Like many other walls and building, over time they began to crack and deteriorate. During the time of the consideration of the restoration of the chapel, the fresco had been up for over 500 years. As one would expect

  • Sistine Chapel Essay examples

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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.

  • Michelangelo And The Sistine Chapel Essay

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    Count: 1000 Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel Research Paper Michelangelo was and still is a famous painter and sculptor from the 1400's to the 1500's. One of his most popular works is the Sistine Chapel, it was created in between 1508 to 1512. The Sistine Chapel is among one of the most famous interior paintings in the world. Many doubted hoped that he would fail not be able to do so because they did not believe that he fit the part. The Sistine Chapel ceiling was originally painted

  • The Sistine Chapel and the Creation of Adam

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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

  • The Paintings On The Ceiling Of The Sistine Chapel

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    the motion of the human figure and the anatomy of muscles in a way that was increasingly beautiful and startlingly realistic. Whether because of one of the most famous sculptures in history, “the David” or the paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, that became the textbook examples for the art period of High Renaissance, Michelango’s art changed the world and he will continue to be studied with awe throughout history. Michelangelo’s era, the Renaissance was not a time of great social or

  • Sistine Chapel Essay By Michelangelo

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    The Sistine Chapel is one of the most beautiful artworks known to man, but who knew that so many secrets could be hidden in the artwork that covers the ceilings and walls of the sacred church. The Sistine Chapel was falling apart and after getting it fixed church needed someone to decorate the inside with the most intelligent strokes of a paint brush. After searching Pope Julius ll chose the famous artist Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo may or may not have wanted

  • 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

  • Michelangelo and The Sistine Chapel Frescos Essay

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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