Puzzle: Michelangelo – La Volta Della Cappella Sistina

: 1000 pieces
Dimensions: 48 cm x 67.5 cm
Producer: Edizioni Musei Vaticani, Art Collection series
Notes: The Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City: Michelangelo took on the painting of the Sistine Chapel ceiling when he was in his thirties and worked at the task virtually alone with great determination between 1508 and 1512. The nine central panels hold the stories of Genesis from Creation and Original Sin to the rebirth of humankind after the Flood. Five Sibyls and seven Prophets sit in the spaces between the webs, announcing the coming of Christ the Saviour from the depths of the centuries. The webs and lunettes hold the forefathers of Christ, while Michelangelo depicted episodes from the Old Testament in the four corner pendentives referring to the salvific interventions of God in defence of the chosen people. On the 1st November 1512 Julius II inaugurated the “new” Sistine Chapel with the celebration of a High Mass. [Puzzle box]

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