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Title: SISTINE CHAPEL


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THE SISTINE CHAPEL
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THE SISTINE CHAPEL
The Chapel has the dimension of the Temple of
Solomon, as given in the Old Testament.
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  • A holy place
  • The Conclave for the election of the Supreme
    Pontiff is held in the Chapel. His Holiness John
    Paul II underlined the primary importance of the
    Sistine Chapel in the life of the Church "The
    Sistine Chapel is the place that, for each Pope,
    holds the memory of a special day in his life.
    ... Precisely here, in this sacred space, the
    Cardinals gather, awaiting the manifestation of
    the will of Christ with regard to the person of
    the Successor of St Peter ....

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The Story
  • The Sistine Chapel takes its name from Pope
    Sixtus IV della Rovere (pontiff from 1471 to
    1484).
  • the old Cappella Magna was restored between 1477
    and 1480. The 15th century decoration of the
    walls includes the false drapes, the Stories of
    Moses and of Christ and the portraits of the
    Popes It was executed by a team of painters made
    up initially of Pietro Perugino, Sandro
    Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Cosimo
    Rosselli,
  • On the Ceiling Pier Matteo d'Amelia painted a
    starry sky. The work on the frescoes began in
    1481 and was concluded in 1482
  • .On 15 August 1483, Sixtus IV
  • consecrated the new chapel
  • dedicating it to Our Lady of
  • the Assumption.

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THE CEILING
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Julius II della Rovere (pontiff from 1503 to
1513), nephew of Sixtus IV, decided to partly
alter the decoration. In 1508 Michelangelo
Buonarroti painted the Ceiling and, on the upper
part of the walls, the lunettes. The work was
finished in October 1512 and on the Feast of All
Saints (1 November), Julius II inaugurated the
Sistine Chapel with a solemn Mass.
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  • The ceiling illustrates that God made the
    World as a perfect creation and put humanity into
    it, humanity fell into disgrace and was punished
    by death, and by separation from God. God sent
    Prophets and Sibyls to tell humanity that
    Christ, Jesus, would bring them redemption. God
    prepared a lineage of people, all the way from
    Adam, through various characters written of in
    the Old Testament, such as King David, to the
    Virgin Mary through whom the Saviour of humanity,
    Jesus, would come.

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  • The Ceiling is divided in nine central panels.
    They show the Stories of Genesis, from the
    Creation to the Fall of man, to the Flood and the
    subsequent rebirth of mankind with the family of
    Noah.

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THE CREATION OF STARS AND PLANETS
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THE CREATION OF ADAM
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THE EXPULSION OF ADAM AND EVE
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THE GREAT FLOOD
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  • Reference to the first letter of Peter is
    likely. In this the water of the flood is seen as
    a prophetic sign of the water of Baptism, from
    which a new mankind emerges, that of those saved
    by Christ.
  • In the spaces between the webs we see, seated on
    monumental thrones, five Sibyls and seven
    Prophets.

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THE PERSIAN SIBYL
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JEREMIAH
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Cuman Sybil
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THE PROPHET ISAHIA
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EZECHIEL AND ERYTHREAN SYBIL
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  • Christ's forefathers are portrayed in the eight
    Webs and in the Lunettes (north wall, south wall,
    entrance wall).

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SALOMON
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  • Finally, in the four corner Pendentives, the
    artist illustrated some episodes of the
    miraculous salvation of the people of Israel.

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THE IGNUDI
  • The Ignudi are the 20 athletic, nude males that
    Michelangelo painted as supporting figures at the
    four corners of the five smaller narrative scenes
    of central part of the ceiling. The meaning of
    these figures has never been clear. They are
    certainly in keeping with the Humanist acceptance
    of the classical Greek view that the man is the
    measure of all things.

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TWO DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES OF THE CHAPEL
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THE LAST JUDGEMENT
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  • The composition is centred around the dominant
    figure of Christ. It is the moment before the
    verdict of the Last Judgement . His calm
    imperious gesture seems to command attention and
    from it starts a wide slow rotary movement in
    which all the figures are involved.

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  • Next to Christ is the Virgin. She turns her head
    because she can no longer intervene in the
    decision, but only await the result of the
    Judgement. The Saints and the Elect are around
    Christ and the Virgin, also anxiously await the
    verdict. Some of them can be easily recognized
    St Peter with the two keys, St Bartholomew with
    his own skin which is usually recognized as being
    a self-portrait of Michelangelo, St Catherine of
    Alexandria with the cogwheel and St Sebastian
    holding the arrows.

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  • Excluded are the two upper lunettes with groups
    of angels bearing in flight the symbols of the
    Passion (on the left the Cross, the nails and the
    crown of thorns on the right the column of the
    scourging, the stairs and the spear with the
    sponge soaked in vinegar).

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  • In the lower section there are the angels of the
    Apocalypse who are wakening the dead to the sound
    of trumpets.

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  • On the left the bodies ascend towards heaven
    (Resurrection of the flesh), on the right angels
    and devils fight and the damned fall down to
    hell.

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  • Finally, at the bottom Charon with his oars,
    together with his devils, makes the damned get
    out of his boat to lead them before the infernal
    judge Minos, whose body is wrapped in the coils
    of the serpent. The reference in this part to the
    Inferno of Dante Alighieri's Divina Commedia is
    clear.

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Opinions and Reactions
  • As well as praise, the Last Judgement also caused
    violent reactions among the contemporaries. For
    example the Master of Ceremonies Biagio da Cesena
    said that "it was most dishonest in such an
    honoured place to have painted so many nude
    figures who so dishonestly show their shame and
    that it was not a work for a Chapel of the Pope
    but for stoves and taverns" (G. Vasari, Le Vite).
    The controversies, that continued for years, led
    in 1564 to the decision by the Congregation of
    the Council of Trent to have some of the figures
    of the Judgement that were considered "obscene"
    covered. The task of painting the covering
    drapery, the so-called "braghe" (pants) was given
    to Daniele da Volterra, since then known as the
    "braghettone". Daniele's "braghe" were only the
    first and in fact others were added in the
    following centuries.
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