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The Sistine Chapel ceiling in Vatican City was painted by Michelangelo during the Italian Renaissance between 1508 and 1512. There are many elements to the ceiling; it has nine scenes from the Book of Genesis, seven Old Testament prophets; five sibyls, as well as four corners and eight triangular areas also containing scenes. Surprisingly, the Sistine ceiling features much pagan imagery from Greek and Roman antiquity, such as the sibyls who are not a part of the Christian religion. The seven prophets and five sibyls appear in the part of the ceiling which was originally planned for the twelve apostles, but Michelangelo changed the original design. Perhaps the most famous image on the ceiling is THE CREATION OF ADAM.
Michelangelo was commissioned in 1505 by Pope Julius II to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He was reluctant to take on the work because he considered himself a sculptor, not a painter. The pope was adamant, leaving Michelangelo no choice but to accept the commission. However, a war with the French broke out, diverting the pope's attention, and Michelangelo fled from Rome to continue sculpting. In 1508 the pope returned to Rome victorious and summoned Michelangelo to return and begin work on the ceiling. He spent the next 4 years filling the ceiling with frescoes illustrating stories from Genesis, the narratives for which are flanked by the prophets, sybils, ignudi, pendentives, and ancestors of Christ. The project was harmful to his health; he suffered neck and back problems the rest of his life from looking up while painting (contrary to popular belief he was standing, not lying on his back). He also encountered throat and vision problems from the drippings ........
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