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Built between 1475 and 1483, in the time of Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere,
Chapel has originally served as Palatine Chapel. The chapel is rectangular
in shape and measures 40.93 meters long by 13.41 meters wide, i.e. the
exact dimensions of the Temple of Solomon, as given in the Old Testament.
It is 20.70 meters high and is roofed by a flattened barrel vault, with
little side vaults over the centered windows.
The architectural plans were made by Baccio Pontelli and the construction
work was supervised by Giovannino de' Dolci. The wall
paintings were executed by Pietro Perugino, Sandro Botticelli, Domenico
Ghirlandaio, Cosimo Rosselli, Luca Signorelli and their respective workshops,
which included Pinturicchio, Piero di Cosimo and Bartolomeo della Gatta.
Michelangelo Buonarroti was commissioned by Pope Julius II della Rovere
in 1508 to repaint the ceiling;
the work was completed between 1508 and 1512. He painted the Last
Judgement over the altar, between 1535 and 1541, being commissioned
by Pope Paul III Farnese.
We include a master
plan of the Chapel which helps locate each painting by assigning an
through M - Scenes from the Life of Christ - 15 Images
through I - Scenes from the Life of Christ - 15 Images
through I - Popes on the intermediate zone of the Life of Christ wall -
through D - Scenes from the Life of Moses - 18 Images
through F - Scenes from the Life of Moses - 14 Images
through F - Popes on the intermediate zone of the Life of Moses wall -
Ceiling (1508 - 1512) : Overview - 18 Images
through 3 - Scenes from Genesis at the top of the ceiling - 14 Images
through 5 - Scenes from Genesis - 14 Images
- Scenes from Genesis : Expulsion from Paradise - 9 Images
through 9 - Scenes from Genesis : Noah - 12 Images
through 13 - Scenes from the Old Testament - 9 Images
through 17 - Prophets and Sibyls around the edges of the ceiling - 14 Images
through 21 - Prophets and Sibyls around the edges of the ceiling - 16 Images
through 25 - Prophets and Sibyls around the edges of the ceiling - 15 Images
through 32 - Ancestors of Christ in spandrels and lunettes - 18 Images
through 39 - Ancestors of Christ in spandrels and lunettes - 19 Images
- Michelangelo's Last Judgement on the altar wall - 19 Images
- Last Judgement : Celestial World - 26 Images
- Last Judgement : Resurrection of the Dead - 17 Images
Elements - 17 Images
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