Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
by Luca SIGNORELLI

Luca Signorelli probably joined the team of the four painters (Perugino, Botticelli, Cosimo Rosselli and Ghirlandaio) who were commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV to decorate the walls of the Sistine Chapel by the suggestion of Perugino. Vasari implies that it was Sixtus IV who summoned Signorelli to work in competition with the other painters in his palace chapel. The fresco containing the last scenes from the life of Moses was attributed by Vasari to Luca Signorelli and Bartolomeo della Gatta. However, the question of authorship of this painting is unsettled.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 5 minutes):
Gioacchino Rossini: Moses, Moses' Prayer


Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Scenes on the left wall
1481-82
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

1264*600
True Color
182 Kb



Moses's Testament and Death
1481-82
Fresco, 350 x 572 cm
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

1230*800
True Color
185 Kb



Moses's Testament and Death (detail)
1481-82
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

695*1160
True Color
160 Kb



Moses's Testament and Death (detail)
1481-82
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

779*1086
True Color
148 Kb



Moses's Testament and Death (detail)
1481-82
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

870*1045
True Color
191 Kb




Summary of paintings by Luca Signorelli
Frescoes
Frescoes in Orvieto | Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
Frescoes in Loreto | Frescoes in Monteoliveto
Panel paintings
Altarpiece in Cortona | Various paintings