Michelangelo's masterpiece of the Sistine Chapel did not come at a cheap price. The beautiful 5000 square foot work took Michelangelo over four years to complete. As if the sheer size wasn't enough to be amazed at, Michelangelo, who was originally a sculptor, had never worked with buon fresco before. But this wasn't the only thing that made it difficult for Michelangelo. He had the difficulties of painting above his head, painting on curved surface, and painting on a ceiling that was 60 feet above where people would be viewing the work from! Despite all these obstacles, Michelangelo managed to paint one of the most beautiful and iconic frescoes in all of history.

In this collage, the viewer can see an array of images from many scenes of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. From the Creation of Adam and the Fall of Man to the Sacrifice of Noah and scenes from the Final Judgement, Michelangelo masterfully depicted stories from all parts of the bible while embracing humanistic and divine aspects of art that are significant in works of his time period. One can see his mastery of the human physique by the definition of the muscle and skeletal systems in the figure, as well as his eye for creativity through the depiction of himself as a lifeless skin.

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2 years ago
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"...the point from which most people would be viewing it." (thought you might want to check that wording) I loved the background you gave on the struggles Michelangelo had in creating this masterpiece...I imagine he actually made some of these faces as he endured the pain while he did this!

2 years ago
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wow chan, you are so introspective. I feel enlightned by this profound information. I think Michelangelo's complex painting really portrays a story with in a story🌌 🌈 🙆

2 years ago
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Chandler, this is outstanding. The effort and dedication you put in this beautiful collage radiates profusely. I'm so honored to not only call you my classmate but also my friend. This is just stellar and I can't wait to see what the lord does with your artistic talent next!! Stay inspirational and keep doing you!

2 years ago
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So exciting to be reminded of this amazing work by one of the most gifted artists of all time. The first time I saw this work in the Sistine Chapel, I stood in awe of the many talents God gave to Michelangelo. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work, Chandler.

2 years ago
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noice

2 years ago
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Well done, Chandler! You've chosen some gorgeous images for your collage. Of course, with Michelangelo, it's hard to go wrong!

2 years ago
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Chandler -- you did a nice job. I hope you enjoyed learning a little about the art world.

2 years ago
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Chandler, nice job with the collage and write up. You never cease to amaze me with you creative abilities. Well done!

2 years ago
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I see a lot of similarities in the look and color of the scenes.

2 years ago
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The paintings fit together nicely. I liked your tackk because I have not seen many of these before, and they are interesting.