Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

4/25/2014 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Rome's Sistine Chapel houses some of the greatest works by Renaissance era artists

The Sistine Chapel is the best-known chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in Vatican City.

The Sistine Chapel is home to some of the greatest Christian art ever produced.

The Sistine Chapel is home to some of the greatest Christian art ever produced.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/25/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Travel

Keywords: Travel, Europe, Rome


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - It is famous for its architecture and the decoration that was frescoed throughout by the greatest Renaissance artists including Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and Sandro Botticelli.

The Sistine Chapel is home to some of the greatest Christian art ever produced.

The Sistine Chapel is home to some of the greatest Christian art ever produced.


Under the patronage of Pope Julius II, Michelangelo painted 12,000 square feet (1,100 m2) of the chapel ceiling between 1508 and 1512. He resented the commission, and believed his work only served the Pope's need for grandeur. However, today the ceiling, and especially The Last Judgement, is widely believed to be Michelangelo's crowning achievement in painting.

The chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored the old Cappella Magna between 1477 and 1480. During this period a team of painters that included Pietro Perugino, Sandro Botticelli and Domenico Ghirlandaio created a series of frescoed panels depicting the life of Moses and the life of Christ, offset by papal portraits above and trompe l'oeil drapery below. These paintings were completed in 1482, and on August 15, 1483, Sixtus IV consecrated the first mass in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption.

The Sistine Chapel is home to some of the greatest Christian art ever produced.

The Sistine Chapel is home to some of the greatest Christian art ever produced.


Since the time of Sixtus IV, the chapel has served as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity. Today it is the site of the Papal conclave, the process by which a new Pope is selected.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for June 2015
Universal:
That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.
Evangelization: That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life.


Rosaries, Crosses, Prayer Cards and more... by Catholic Shopping .com


Comments


More Travel

'Ghost Hunters' receive shocking, unexpected surprise when searching abandoned hospital Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A group of "ghost hunters" shockingly discover a dead body, belonging to an old lady, inside the abandoned Kuhn Memorial State Hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi on the night of June 28, 2015. The hospital has been deserted for two decades. MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES ... continue reading


15 amazing summer hacks you can't go on vacation without Watch

Image of

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Whether you are headed over to an exotic island in the tropics or off to some beautiful scenic destination in Europe for the summer, be sure to use some of these cool tips that will come in handy for you and the rest of your family. MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic ... continue reading


New floating hotel: Serene, amazing, surrounded by nature Watch

Image of

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Salt & Water design studio's project is a total work of art that offers fine, beautiful luxury. The floating hotel houses catamaran apartments and is designed to present guests with an opportunity to celebrate the impeccable view of nature surrounding them. ... continue reading


List of the most at-risk cities for terrorist attacks in the world Watch

Image of September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, New York.

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In a list that ranks cities around the world on terrorist attack risk, based by a study from Verisk Maplecroft for its new Global Alerts Dashboard (GAD), Baghdad is at the top, as the city with the highest risk of terrorist attacks. MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic ... continue reading


Airplane staff reveals the shocking gruesome secrets of airplane hygiene Watch

Image of

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Staff from an airline cabin crew claims that airplanes are a health risk, due to improper use of facilities by passengers and the lack of consequent sanitation by maintenance. The research team found that the dirtiest parts of the plane might be those we never thought ... continue reading


How safe is your country? Interactive homicide map shows the world's most dangerous places to live Watch

Image of The Murder Map shows the most dangerous places.

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Some news may frighten us about the security of our own community, as many people are victims of violence and are murdered everyday. It may seem to us, that our homes are not safe anymore. Yet, according to a database map, we may be living in a relatively safe location ... continue reading


How to explore the world without the cost: Tips from an experienced traveler Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

With his eBooks "How To Fly For Free" and "How To Find Cheap Flights," Scott Keyes is sharing his secrets on  how he travels the world without it costing him a penny. MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - Keyes hit the headlines first for having a plan to ... continue reading


Plane passengers' safety IN DANGER: Terrorists may hack on board Wi-Fi Watch

Image of

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An alarming report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) explains that terrorists can now threaten plane passengers' safety with access to the plane's on board Wi-Fi. Although the reports doesn't specify whether this is going to be an easy thing for ... continue reading


Beautiful village hidden deep inside the Grand Canyon welcomes visitors Watch

Image of The tribe has plantations and weaves for livelihood.

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Most tourists had been flocking annually to see the Grand Canyon. But there are only few knowledge and attention given to a tribe that has been living within its depths for the past 800 years. The Havasupai tribe has about 600 members, and is considered as the smallest ... continue reading


No longer lost, 'lost cities' still fascinating to visit in modern day Watch

Image of Persepolis, Iran, known as

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Lost cities, built by ancient man, that have survived into the present day offer the modern traveler a fascinating glimpse into human history. Elaborate structures, some constructed by societies who had yet to invent the wheel or harness fire offer testament to ... continue reading


All Travel News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Genesis 27:1-5, 15-29
1 When Isaac had grown old, and his eyes were so weak ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 135:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
1 Alleluia! Praise the name of Yahweh, you who serve ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 9:14-17
14 Then John's disciples came to him and said, 'Why ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 4th, 2015 Image

St. Elizabeth of Portugal
July 4: Elizabeth was a Spanish princess who was given in marriage to ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter