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Breathtaking...The Pietà (1498–1499) is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. It is the only piece Michelangelo ever signed (See History after completion). This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. Michelangelo's interpretation of the Pietà is unique to the precedents...

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Vatican fits sensors to preserve priceless Sistine Chapel

More than 300 figure paintings and about 4 years of labour-driven work. Michelangelo Buonarroti 's amazing Sistine Chapel ceiling painting is one of the many places I want to see first-hand before I die. Vatican City, Rome

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Painting the ceiling this weekend? Spare a thought for the man who created the Sistine Chapel

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Giudizio universale, Michelangelo. The Last Judgment is a canonical fresco by the Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo executed on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. The work took four years to complete and was done between 1536 and 1541. Michelangelo began working on it some twenty years after having finished the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

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