sitine chapel

The Sitine Chapel There are many different pieces and many different style of art in the world. But none may hold more power and creativity than the one about to be discussed. This piecs of art is known to us as The Sistine Chapel. The Encylapedia of America says “this chapel was built by Giovannia de’ Dolci between 1471 and 1484 for Sixtus IV” .”This masterpiece” as it was called by Carlo Pietrangeli the writer of the report on the Sistine Chapel. Even though The Sistine Chapel is considered my many to be just a piece of art, it is a well known landmark because of it’s beauty, history, and the signifigance of the Sistine Chapel. The Sistine Chapel is located in Vatican which is home to many historic land marks, and museums. Vatican is also the home of the Pope and is a well know historic catholic city.According to the World Book Encyclepedia 1999 vol 18″The Sistine Chapel is a simple building, 134ft long by 44ft wide and 85 ft tall.” But it has on it’s ceilings and walls some of the greatest art ever produced.”Brilliant artist’s of the late 1400’s decorated the walls with paintings that tell the stories of Moses and Christ”. (World Book 476 Vol 17). On the ceiling are Biblical stories painted by the great artist Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512. According to Charles Symore the author of the book Michelangelo the Sistine ceiling “the ceiling tells the history of the creation of the world, the fall of humanity, and the flood” .On the Wall above the altar is probably the most famous painting in the chapel and it is called the last judgment, a painting over 50 ft tall and 30 ft wide. Michelangelo worked on the last judgment for an entire 5 years. According to Michael Hirst the author of The Sistine Chapel A gloriouse Restoration”This chapel was also decorated by many of the great artist’s of the time which include Sandro Botticelli, Luco Signorelli, and Perugino. All of these walls which were decorated by these men show the histo…

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