Unlocking the Mystery of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling: A New Interpretation of Michelangelo’s Design

@inproceedings{Staub2006UnlockingTM,
  title={Unlocking the Mystery of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling: A New Interpretation of Michelangelo’s Design},
  author={Lauren J Staub},
  year={2006}
}
In 1508 Pope Julius II summoned Michelangelo to Rome to paint the ceiling of the Sistine chapel. The artist most likely arrived with the hordes of pilgrims streaming into the ‘Eternal City’ on the Via Cassia, trampling the vineyards and sheep pastures into pathways on their journey to the civitas Dei. As the day began to fade and the “darkening air was releasing all the creatures” on the earth from “their daily tasks,” another native Florentine had been preparing to “endure the battle of the… CONTINUE READING