1512 SISTINE CEIL­ING RE­VEALED

History Revealed - - TIME CAPSULE NOVEMBER -

Pope Julius II de­cided to cel­e­brate All Saints’ Day in style by be­stow­ing upon the pub­lic an in­cred­i­ble gift – al­low­ing them to see the ceil­ing of the Sistine Chapel for the first time, be­fore the chapel of­fi­cially opened. Painted over a pe­riod of four years, the work was only meant to be the twelve fig­ures of the Apos­tles, but Michae­lan­gelo ne­go­ti­ated for the abil­ity “to do as he liked”. It would prove to be one of his great­est mas­ter­pieces.

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