How Did Michelangelo Paint The Sistine Chapel Ceiling?

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Born on 6 of March 1475, Caprese Italy, Michelangelo is known as an architect, artist, poet, engineer and sculptor. His famous works includes Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome. When Michelangelo was 33 years old, he was working on Pope Julius II’s marble tomb. He was hesitant when asked to decorate the Sistine Chapel by Julius without any experience. What astounds me is he was able to paint the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling at that time, as there was no advanced technology to help him. He painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling by using his own designed scaffold. Michelangelo didn’t paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling lying down, as some claim. On the contrary, he painted in standing position in extremely uncomfortable conditions. He even made a humorous poem describing his grueling condition when working on his paintings on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Not only did he paint the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, he also designed the St. Peter’s Basilica together with the others, which are Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.…show more content…
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