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ISBN: 1844139328 / ISBN-13: 9781844139323

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

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The extraordinary story behind Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel from the author of the acclaimed "Brunelleschi's Dome." King paints a ... Show synopsis

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  • Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling (Pimlico) – Trade paperback (2006)
    by Ross King

    Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

    Trade paperback, Pimlico
    2006
    English
    384 pages

    ISBN: 1844139328
    ISBN-13: 9781844139323

    In 1508, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The thirty-three-year-old Michelangelo had very little experience of the physically and technically taxing art of fresco; and, at twelve thousand square feet, the ceiling represented one of the largest such projects ever attempted. Nevertheless, for the next four years he and a hand-picked team of assistants laboured over the vast ceiling, making thousands of drawings and spending back-breaking hours on a scaffold fifty feet above ... Show more

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