Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, 1508-1512  Painted by one of the best commercial artists of all time.

Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, 1508-1512 Painted by one of the best commercial artists of all time.

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, Vatican | Incredible Pictures

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.

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.

Partial Photo of  The Creation of Adam: By Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Vatican.

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Partial Photo of The Creation of Adam: By Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Vatican.

THE CREATION OF MAN (Detail from the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel) ARTIST: Michaelangelo YEAR: 1508 - 1512 LOCATION: Sistine Chapel, Holy See, Rome, Italy TYPE: Fresco DIMENSIONS: Panels

THE CREATION OF MAN (Detail from the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel) ARTIST: Michaelangelo YEAR: 1508 - 1512 LOCATION: Sistine Chapel, Holy See, Rome, Italy TYPE: Fresco DIMENSIONS: Panels

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