History of the Chapel:
“In the year 1506, the famous Italian Renaissance Michelangelo Buonarroti was approached by Pope Julius the Second and offered the commission to the paint the Pope’s private chapel, the Sistine Chapel. For four years, 1508 through 1512, Michelangelo worked on 65 foot scaffolding, painting what would eventually become the greatest work of art in the Western world. When it was revealed, the world was inspired and shocked. Nearly five hundred years after it’s completion, the ceiling was once again forced into the spotlight.
In 1980, the Vatican announced it’s plans to launch a massive cleaning and restoration project on the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling frescoes. This intensive civic project cost the Vatican millions of dollars and twelve years. The results were phenomenal. The ceiling was revealed as a vibrantly vivid and passionate work of art. ”
At Boyer Writes, we have looked at the Pieta and learned something of the life of Michelangelo in previous blogs, but today I would like to share with you an inter-active view of the Sistine Chapel.
You will be able to see the tiniest details that even the tourists that visit by the thousands each year do not see. This is how you view through an inter-active method. A pointer or arrow will be on your screen. Use your mouse to click…hold and pull this arrow around. On the lower left of the screen is a “zoom out or in” button. Use this to zoom toward any part of the chapel. You will soon see how it works. Turn on your sound for music. See all the paintings in their full, up-close glory!
May you be blessed this Sunday morning.