Visiting Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Ceiling
- January 23, 2013
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The Sistine Chapel, located in Vatican City, was built from 1473 to 1481 by architect, Giovanni dei Dolci. Pope Sixtus IV wanted the chapel for domestic services. From 1480 to 1483 the walls of the chapel were decorated by famous Renaissance artists including Botticelli, Perugino and Ghirlandaio. In 1508, Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to decorate the ceiling of the chapel. Today the Sistine Chapel is the most famous chapel in the world and is known for its amazing paintings, two of which are the most famous frescoes in the world, Genesis, or The Creation of Adam, and The Last Judgment. The Sistine Chapel ceiling and the altar frescoes are considered …..