Saturday, May 7, 2022

The Last Judgement - Sistine Chapel Altar - Michelangelo

We just learned about Michelangelo's painting of Jesus' Ancestors on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Another famous painting by Michelangelo wsa The Last Judgement.

This is also at the Sistine Chapel, but is behind the altar.
Just like the ceiling at this chapel, it is a huge painting with over 300 people in the painting and lots of different things going on in the painting.

The painting tells the story of the Second Cominng of Christ when the Bible says that God will come down from heaven some day.
It took Michelangelo over 4 years to finish, some time around the year 1541.

The left side of the painting shows good people that are going up to heaven.
The right side of the painting shows bad people that are going down to hell.
In the middle of the painting are Jesus and his mother Mary.

(from: wikipedia - the last judgement (michelangelo))

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