Frescoes in Pauline Chapel, Vatican
by MICHELANGELO

By contrast to the oppressive appearance of the Last Judgement, the Pauline Chapel frescoes (1542-50) seem restrained. They have a lighter tonality and less striking contrasts of colour: violets, greens and blues predominate. Despite this colouristic mildness - which differs from most of Michelangelo's earlier work - these frescoes could not be called serene or lyrical. As scenes of conversion and martyrdom they seem unconventional.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
View of the Chapel
1542-50
Photo
Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

1008*728
True Color
210 Kb



The Conversion of Saul
1542-45
Fresco, 625 x 661 cm
Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

1086*1000
True Color
206 Kb



The Conversion of Saul (detail)
1542-45
Fresco, width of detail 202 cm
Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

725*880
True Color
174 Kb



The Conversion of Saul (detail)
1542-45
Fresco, width of detail 114 cm
Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

719*880
True Color
175 Kb



The Conversion of Saul (detail)
1542-45
Fresco, width of detail 63 cm
Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

676*820
True Color
138 Kb



The Conversion of Saul (detail)
1542-45
Fresco, width of detail 101 cm
Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

712*860
True Color
141 Kb



Martyrdom of St Peter
1546-50
Fresco, 625 x 662 cm
Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

1073*1000
True Color
215 Kb



Martyrdom of St Peter (detail)
1546-50
Fresco, 625 x 662 cm (full fresco)
Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

616*794
True Color
129 Kb



Martyrdom of St Peter (detail)
1546-50
Fresco, width of detail 151 cm
Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

722*880
True Color
145 Kb



Martyrdom of St Peter (detail)
1546-50
Fresco, width of detail 74 cm
Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

706*880
True Color
170 Kb



Martyrdom of St Peter (detail)
1546-50
Fresco, width of detail 95 cm
Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

670*820
True Color
136 Kb



Martyrdom of St Peter (detail)
1546-50
Fresco, width of detail 101 cm
Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

709*880
True Color
134 Kb



Martyrdom of St Peter (detail)
1546-50
Fresco, width of detail 108 cm
Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

720*880
True Color
155 Kb




Summary of works by Michelangelo
All genres
Sculptures | Paintings | Sistine Chapel | Drawings | Architecture
Sculptures
-1501 | 1502- | David | Julius II's Tomb | Medici Tomb | Pietàs
Paintings
Easel paintings | Frescoes in Pauline Chapel
Sistine Chapel
Division of the ceiling | Genesis | Prophets | Sibyls | Ignudi
Spandrels | Lunettes | Triangles | Medallions
Last Judgment
Architecture
until 1530 | after 1530