Sistine Chapel in 20 Fascinating Facts

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August 5, 2015

The Sistine Chapel is famous for the artwork of Michelangelo, but what was on the ceiling before he covered it in Biblical scenes? Answers to that and many other questions can be found in an engaging new graphic from OMNIA Vatican & Rome. It's called 20 Interesting Facts about the Sistine Chapel.

The graphic balances information with clarity, so the myriad of facts don't overwhelm the reader. And among that information is this gem: Michelangelo work is not the only artist whose works finishes in the Sistine Chapel. The ceiling gets most of the press, but the Chapel itself has many other art works, by such art world luminaries as Botticelli and Perugino.

Readers of this graphic will also be able to dispel a few myths about the Sistine Chapel, including the story that Michelangelo was lying down while he painted the ceiling. (Did he sit, or did he stand? Scrutinize the graphic to find out.)

With a mixture of words, pictures, and graphic images, this infographic presents a lot of information in a very easy-to-navigate way.

Have a look!

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