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The Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museum

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Sistine Chapel is the best-known chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in Vatican City. It has been frescoed throughout by the greatest Renaissance artists including Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and Sandro Botticelli. Today the ceiling, and especially The Last Judgement, are widely believed to be Michelangelo's crowning achievements in painting.

The most recent restoration, between 1980 and 1994, is considered the most significant, had a profound effect on art lovers and historians, as colours and details that had not been seen for centuries were revealed. It has been claimed that as a result "Every book on Michelangelo will have to be rewritten".

Michaelangelo's The Sistine Chapel
Michaelangelo's The Sistine Chapel
The Last Judgment...Michaelangelo (Click to enlarge)
"The Last Judgment"...Michaelangelo (Click to enlarge)
Michaelangelo's The Sistine Chapel
Michaelangelo's The Sistine Chapel
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