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Sistine Chapel

General Information

Beginning of works: 1475
Completion: 1483
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Barrel vault
Function / usage: Church

Location

Location:
Coordinates: 41° 54' 11.00" N    12° 27' 16.00" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

width 13.41 m
height 20.70 m
length 40.93 m

Chronology

9 August 1483

First mass is celebrated in the chapel.

1508

Pope Julius II della Rovere commissions Michelangelo Buonarroti to repaint the ceiling.

1508
- 1512

Michelangelo executes his ceiling frescoes.

1535
- 1541

Michelangelo paints the "Last Judgement" over the altar commissioned by Pope Paul III Farnese.

Notes

The wall paintings were executed by Pietro Perugino, Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Cosimo Rosselli, Luca Signorelli and their respective workshops, which included Pinturicchio, Piero di Cosimo and Bartolomeo della Gatta.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20009479
  • Date created
    24/06/2003
  • Last Update
    29/07/2014