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Painting the ceiling this weekend? Spare a thought for the man who created the Sistine Chapel


Sistine Chapel - Rome, Italy The Sistine Chapel is the best-known chapel of the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. It is famous for its architecture and its decoration by Renaissance artists including Michelangelo. Michelangelo painted 12,000 sq ft of the chapel ceiling between 1508 and 1512. The ceiling, and especially The Last Judgment (1535–1541), is widely believed to be Michelangelo's crowning achievement in painting.

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Is the quest for truth futile

Is the truth a useless concept? Our efforts to find the ultimate truth have all failed. Should we abandon it as a goal? Here are a few of my thoughts.