Saturday, June 4, 2022

St. Peter's Basilica - Michelangelo

We just learned about Michelangelo's painting of The Crucifixion of St. Peter.

Another one of Michelangelo's masterpieces was St. Peter's Basilica - Michelangelo.

In Rome, they wanted to rebuild an old church and make it one of the greatest churches in all the world.
They asked Michelangelo to help build it, so he drew up all the plans for the church.

Many other artists had worked on the church, but Michelangelo took over and came up with the plans for how to make the dome of the church.
When it was made it was the widest dome in the world, and it is still the tallest dome in the world.

(from: wikipedia - st. peter's basilica)

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