Sistine Chapel

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  • Sistine Chapel
  • Cappella Sistina
  • View: Exterior from courtyard

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Title

Sistine Chapel
Cappella Sistina
View: Exterior from courtyard

Subject

architecture; cycles or series; interior architecture; rulers and leaders; Sixtus IV, Pope, 1414-1484; Popes

Description

The best-known chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in Vatican City. The present chapel, on the site of the Cappella Maggiore, was designed by Baccio Pontelli for Pope Sixtus IV, for whom it is named, and built under the supervision of Giovannino de Dolci between 1473 and 1481. The proportions of the present chapel appear to closely follow those of the original. After its completion, the chapel was decorated with frescoes by a number of the most famous artists of the High Renaissance, including Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Perugino, and Michelangelo. The Sistine Chapel is best known for being the location of Papal conclaves for the selection of the Pope.

Creator

Baccio Pontelli (Italian architect, ca.1450-after 1492)

Source

Description: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Date

1473-1481 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

brick; stone; stucco
14 m (width) x 40.5 m (length)

Type

chapel (room or structure)

Identifier

mich177.jpg

Coverage

Vatican Palace (Rome (Vatican City), Santa Sede (Holy See), Italy)
Renaissance
GPS: +41.903056+12.454444

Files

Citation

Baccio Pontelli (Italian architect, ca.1450-after 1492), “Sistine Chapel,” Institute Images Online, accessed October 21, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/3016.

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