The Last Judgment (Michelangelo) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Last Judgment (Michelangelo) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Sistine Chapel - It was Pope Paul III who asked Michelangelo to decorate the wall behind the altar with a fresco showing the Last Judgment: the moment when God judges man. Previously, in the 15th century, Pietro Perugino had decorated the wall with an altarpiece & 2 frescoes. They were related in subject matter to the side walls showing episodes from the lives of Moses & Jesus. Michelangelo's fresco was inaugurated in 1541 after 5 years of painting.

The Sistine Chapel - It was Pope Paul III who asked Michelangelo to decorate the wall behind the altar with a fresco showing the Last Judgment: the moment when God judges man. Previously, in the 15th century, Pietro Perugino had decorated the wall with an altarpiece & 2 frescoes. They were related in subject matter to the side walls showing episodes from the lives of Moses & Jesus. Michelangelo's fresco was inaugurated in 1541 after 5 years of painting.

The Last Judgment Italian: Il Giudizio Universale Artist:  Michelangelo Year:   1536–1541 Type:   Fresco Location:  Sistine Chapel, Vatican City.  [Michelangelo originally painted the figures nude with genitalia, but two decades later artist Daniele da Volterra painted over the genitalia.  Later restoration removed most of the so-called "Fig-leaf Campaign" coverings.]

The Last Judgment Italian: Il Giudizio Universale Artist: Michelangelo Year: 1536–1541 Type: Fresco Location: Sistine Chapel, Vatican City. [Michelangelo originally painted the figures nude with genitalia, but two decades later artist Daniele da Volterra painted over the genitalia. Later restoration removed most of the so-called "Fig-leaf Campaign" coverings.]

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Big cover-up ... Michelangelo's The Last Judgment, complete with 'prissy curbings', in the Sistine Chapel.

Big cover-up ... Michelangelo's The Last Judgment, complete with 'prissy curbings', in the Sistine Chapel.

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5 Famous Christian Paintings | 5 Famous Christian PaintingsChristian Post | iPost - Share your story, discuss the issues with Christianpost.com

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