Guided Tour #5

Visit to the Sistine Chapel in Vatican


Description: This tour guides you through the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, presenting the ceiling frescoes painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, the Last Judgment, the largest single fresco created in the 16th century, also by Michelangelo between 1535 and 1541, and the frescoes on the side walls painted by different, mainly Florentine artists in the 15th century.

Sources: CAMESASCA, Ettore, L'Opera completa di Michelangelo pittore, Rizzoli Editore, Milano, 1966; VECCHI, Pierluigi de, COLALUCCI, Gianluigi, Michelangelo -The Vatican Frescoes, Abbeville Press Publishers, New York, London, 1996; BARTZ, Gabriele, KÖNIG, Eberhard, Michelangelo, Könemann, Cologne, 1998; SCHOTT, Rolf, Michelangelo, Thames and Hudson Limited, London, 1964; HEUSINGER, Lutz, Michelangelo, Scala/Riverside, New York, 1989

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