Sistine Chapel was
Pope Sixtus IV in 1475. Michelangelo followed the proportions of
temple as described in the Bible, to design the Chapel. It is 132 feet
feet; length is twice the height and three times the width. Famous
like Perugino, Singnorelli and Bothicelli were hired to decorate the
walls with painted scenes from the Bible.
Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to redecorate the ceiling of
Sistine Chapel. He worked nonstop for four years, sometimes even
the scaffolding. He used fresco style of painting using water colour on
the Pope was
impatient, Michelangelo never did any retouching.
It was breathtakingly beautiful. Down the centre of the
ceiling Michelangelo painted the Biblical History of the World in
scenes. Prophets and Sybils (female prophets) who foretold the birth of
It reaches a dramatic peak in the scene depicting the Creation of Man.
returned and replaced the frescos on the end
wall with a scene of the Last Judgement. It took him six years, As the
of Apocalypse (end of world) blow trumpets, hundreds of figures swing
the figure of Christ, the Judge. he painted his own portrait on the
of St. Bartholomew.