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1512: The Sistine Chapel

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 9:58
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On this day in 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo’s finest works, was exhibited to the public for the first time: 

  Michelangelo’s epic ceiling frescoes, which took several years to complete, are among his most memorable works. Central in a complex system of decoration featuring numerous figures are nine panels devoted to biblical world history. The most famous of these is The Creation of Adam, a painting in which the arms of God and Adam are stretching toward each other. In 1512, Michelangelo completed the work.

We remember the story in a great book by Irving Stone and a wonderful movie with Charlton Heston as Michelangelo:


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