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The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the ...

Sistine Chapel: Facts, History & Visitor Information - Live Science


Oct 30, 2013 ... The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is renowned for its Renaissance art, especially the ceiling painted by Michelangelo.

7 Things You May Not Know About the Sistine Chapel - History in ...


Nov 1, 2012 ... On the birthday of the Sistine Chapel's famous ceiling, explore seven facts about the Renaissance masterpiece.

Sistine Chapel - Vatican City - Sacred Destinations


History of the Sistine Chapel. The Sistine Chapel was commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV, from whom it derives its name, in 1475. It was designed to be - and still is ...

The Sistine Chapel - Vatican City State


Historical Museum - Carriage Pavilion ... The Sistine Chapel is named after his commissioner, Sixtus IV della Rovere (1471-1484), who decided to have a large  ...

Rome.info > Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo


Was it divine intervention that compelled Michelangelo (1475 -1564) to climb up a scaffold in 1508 to begin the painting of the Sistine Chapel ceiling? Perhaps ...

Rome's Sistine Chapel: 50 fascinating facts - Telegraph


Mar 8, 2013 ... As eyes turn to Rome and a new pope, Tim Jepson unearths 50 facts about the Sistine Chapel, from the history of its frescoes to the meaning of ...

The Sistine Chapel Ceiling by Michelangelo - About.com - Art History


Discover the answers to some of the most common questions about Michelangelo's The Sistine Chapel ceiling, the most famous ceiling frescoes painting in the ...

The Sistine Chapel - Art and the Bible


Information about the Sistine Chapel: the Pope's home chapel in the Vatican featuring Michelangelo's ceiling and Last Judgment.

Michelangelo's Painting of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling ...


The Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous painted interior spaces in the world , and virtually all of this fame comes from the breathtaking painting of its ceiling ...

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Michelangelo, Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel | Michelangelo | High ...


Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam, Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, fresco, 1508- 1512 (Vatican City, ... Its importance in the history of art cannot be overstated.

Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to public - Nov 01, 1512 - HISTORY.com


On this day in History, Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to public on Nov 01, 1512. Learn more about what happened today on History.

Michelangelo Paints the Sistine Chapel - EyeWitness to History


They would persuade Pope Julius II to have Michelangelo paint the ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. They were convinced that the young sculptor, who ...