Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sistine Chapel

The Sistne Chapel is considered High Renaissance art and was a painting done by Michelangelo at the commission of Pope Julius II. The painting can be found on of the ceiling of the large Papal Chapel within the Vatican.

The interesting fact that I read about was that in the central part of the painting, Michelangelo created nine scenes from the Book of Genesis which is best known for the creation of Adam. Within the painting, the viewer may notice countless imitations of the hands of God and Adam.

My favorite part of the painting is that no human within it is alike, meaning that are all either clothed or naked and painted in different positions and ways. Michelangelo also used good shading and interesting colors that really captures the eyes of his viewers.

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