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05/10/2010

I know it is not new at all, but after going to Italy I had to post this! :-)

Although the Italian artist Michelangelo was well -known for his famous sculptures, such as David and Pieta (below) I had the opportunity to see both, painting and sculptures in my recent visit at Florence and Rome and I dare to say that the painting made my jaws drop much more than the sculptures.

Because of his painting in the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling that I realize how genius he was and how amazing his work was since the Renascence period. Besides, he took four years to paint all the Chapel.

Everyone deserves to see with their own eyes the Sistine Chapel, In Vaticane Museum, in Rome. The magnitude, the bright and shades, the depth of field, the brilliant colours, the harmony and the details of each story behind the brushstroke is felt from the foot to the head. He also made use of the space painting over columns, giving the sensation of seeing a 3d picture.

Unfortunately, we cannot take pictures inside the chapel, so the pictures were researched by google and is just a small taste of it.

Sculptures David and Pieta, respectively:

The Sistine Chapel, inside the Vatican Museum:

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