Art in the Round

Michaelangelo's "La Creazione," Sistine Chapel

Art in the Round: 500th Anniversary of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling Frescoes

May 26, 2008
by Liz Colville
2008 marks the 500th anniversary of the start of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s work on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It’s a perfect time to commemorate the sculptor-turned-painter and learn more about the background of and players involved in these world-renowned ceiling frescoes: the commissioner of the work, Pope Julius II, and the great arts patron and leader of Florence, Lorenzo de’ Medici.


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