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Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel Ceiling, 1508-12 (Vatican)

The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is a cornerstone work of Renaissance Art. It was painted at the commission of Pope Julius II. The chapel is the location for papal conclaves and many important services. The ceiling’s various painted elements form part of a larger scheme of decoration within the Chapel, which includes […]

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