The Sistine Chapel is the best of the Vatican, is one of his best works with its ancient structure and its history which includes among beautiful decorations fifteenth century, the vault and the Last Judgment.
The History of the Sistine Chapel
Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere pope of Rome from 1471 for 13 years decided to renovate the chapel Magna in order to create a private corner where celebrate the official ceremonies and where he could meet the Conclave for the appointment of new popes.
Pietro Perugino, Sandro Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Cosimo Rosselli, along with their workshops took care to decorate the walls of the chapel were painted with false curtains and the Stories of Moses and Christ among the portraits of the Popes of Rome.
In 1482 they were included statues and marble decorations to mark the spaces of the Chapel as altars and the choir where he performs the chorus and 15 August of the following year Pope Sixtus IV during the ceremony of consecration of the chapel ritrutturata, thought to dedicate it to Our Lady Assumption.
The Vault of the Sistine Chapel
During the next pontificate of Pope Sixtus IV Michelangelo Buonarroti it was chosen to repair the severe structural problems of the Chapel and the renovation project was thought to a new series of decorations, made at two different times. The time is divided in 4 parts: the sails, plumes, the Sibille and the Prophets and the Stories Central.
The Last Judgment
It 'a work of Michelangelo in 1536, completed in five years and which occupies the back of the Sistine Chapel. The significance of this beautiful fresco is very deep, is that moment when Christ judges the works of men by placing them in Heaven or in Hell according to their actions by dividing people into two groups: those to be saved and the damned.
The Blue present in the Last Judgement is found are only in Afghanistan, the color most expensive of the Renaissance, the most expensive time that made this unique work.