MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)

The ceiling (detail)

1508-12
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

The picture shows a transversal section of the ceiling with a larger field of the apex of the ceiling. It demonstrates the following additional design elements:

two of the eight spheric triangles above the lunettes, with frescoes depicting the ancestors of Christ;

four of the twenty-four bronze nudes flanking ram heads at the triangles and spandrels;

one of the four larger fields of the apex containig a scene from the Genesis (The Creation of Adam).




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