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What is depicted in the center of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
Last Updated: 28th April, 2020
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Also question is, what is depicted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
At the highest part of the ceiling, Michelangelo depicted nine scenes from Genesis, including "The Separation of Light From Darkness" at the altar end of the chapel to "The Drunkenness of Noah" at the other end.
Also, what is the theme of the Sistine Chapel ceiling? The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel tells the story of the book of Genesis and has images of the family and prophets of Christ. The sacred tone of the ceiling, with the images from the Bible, only augments Michelangelo's reputation as a profoundly pious man.
Subsequently, one may also ask, why is the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel important?
The Sistine Chapel was built between 1477 and 1480 by Pope Sixtus IV who was a member of the della Rovere family. It is a simple brick building decorated in the style of the early Renaissance and was used as a chapel. To honor his uncle Julius commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
How did Michelangelo die?
Michelangelo died in Rome in 1564, at the age of 88 (three weeks before his 89th birthday). His body was taken from Rome for interment at the Basilica of Santa Croce, fulfilling the maestro's last request to be buried in his beloved Florence.