Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement

Michelangelo's The Last Jusdgement

I love the Italian Renaissance. Michelangelo, Leonardo DaVinci, and  Raphael are pretty awesome.

Michelangelo's The Last Jusdgement

This is Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement. I love it. It’s my favorite. My favorite what? I’m not sure. This fresco is in the Sistine Chapel, commissioned by Pope Clement VII.

Smart History has a great video about it. Watch that here.

According to ArtStor, Cardinal Allesandro Farnese commissioned Marcello Venusti to paint a replica with tempera on wood because he was worried it would be destroyed by the Council of Trent. Instead of total inhalation, the nude figures were covered.

Check out ArtStor for more information and to see the replica of the uncensored Last Judgement.

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