Art History: The Sistine Chapel

In this three-part series, AMRITA GANERIWALLA, a class 12 student
of Bombay International School, Mumbai, throws light on three of the
world’s most famous paintings. In the second part of the series, we look at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Image Source: The Sistine Chapel is located in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. It was originally called the Cappella Magna and takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who had it built between 1473 and 1481. The chapel is very important because it is used for grand ceremonies l
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