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Michelangelo | La Cappella Sistina | La Volta /The Ceiling, 1508-1512 | Art in Detail




"Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable idea of what man is capable of" - German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.


"Senza aver visto la Cappella Sistina non è possibile formare un'idea apprezzabile di cosa un uomo solo sia in grado di ottenere" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is one of Michelangelo's most famous works. The ceiling is a flattened barrel vault supported on twelve triangular pendentives that rise from between the windows of the chapel.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- see:

Michelangelo | La Cappella Sistina | La Volta /The Ceiling, 1508-1512 ➦