Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Sistine Chapel

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
~ Michelangelo

We've all heard about Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but we might not have really looked at much of it beyond a couple of commonly known pieces, such as The Creation of Adam:

Let's see some more:

The Prophet Daniel (before and after being restored)
by Michelangelo
The Prophet Joel
by Michelangelo

The Libyan Sibyl ("sibyl" is another word for prophet)
by Michelangelo

The Delphic Sibyl
by Michelangelo

The Prophet Isaiah
by Michelangelo

The Prophet Jeremiah
by Michelangelo

1 comment:

Highway said...

Thanks for showing some of the lesser-known areas of the ceiling.

Michelangelo was initially reluctant to take on the job because he felt he didn't have much experience painting. In fact, he painted the depiction of God last because he said he wanted more practice using a brush.

A definitive masterpiece by someone unsure of his ability. This should be a lesson to us all.