The Last Judgment
by MICHELANGELO

This fresco was commissioned by Pope Clement VII (1523-1534) shortly before his death. His successor, Paul III Farnese (1534-1549), forced Michelangelo to a rapid execution of this work, the largest single fresco of the century.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 10 minutes):
Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem, Dies irae (excerpt)


Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Last Judgment (extra large size image)
1537-41
Fresco, 1370 x 1220 cm
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

1608*2052
True Color
674 Kb



Last Judgment
1537-41
Fresco, 1370 x 1220 cm
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

900*1149
True Color
238 Kb



Last Judgment
1537-41
Fresco, 1370 x 1220 cm
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

1200*1442
True Color
281 Kb



Last Judgment (detail)
1537-41
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

928*700
True Color
169 Kb



Last Judgment
1537-41
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

662*927
True Color
116 Kb



Last Judgment (detail)
1537-41
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

676*950
True Color
134 Kb



Last Judgment (detail)
1537-41
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

676*756
True Color
90 Kb



Last Judgment (detail)
1537-41
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

1055*1010
True Color
139 Kb



Last Judgment (detail)
1537-41
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

560*896
True Color
110 Kb



Last Judgment (detail)
1537-41
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

1032*603
True Color
137 Kb



Last Judgment (detail)
1537-41
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

560*528
True Color
63 Kb



Last Judgment (detail)
1537-41
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

579*700
True Color
126 Kb




Summary of works by Michelangelo
Sculptures | Paintings | Sistine Chapel | Drawings | Architecture
Sculptures
-1501 | 1502- | David | Julius II's Tomb | Medici Tomb | Pietŕs
Sistine Chapel
Last Judgment | Genesis | Prophets | Sibyls | Ignudi
Spandrels | Lunettes | Triangles | Medallions