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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St Bartholomew displaying his flayed skin (considered by many art historians as a self-portrait by Michelangelo) in The Last Judgment.

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Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Vatican City. This is interesting to me because Michelangelo was my project topic, and this shows both the ceiling and the last judgment. The ceiling is a beautiful work of art with great detail. The last judgement even has more detail and it was done 29 years after the ceiling.

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Diptych with the Coronation of the Virgin and the Last Judgment, ca. 1260-70. French. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1970 (1970.324.7a, b) | Intended for the private contemplation and devotion of its owner, this palm-size ivory diptych illustrates both the reward of salvation and the consequence of damnation. #cloisters

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Michelangelo | La Cappella Sistina | The Last Judgment, 1535-1541

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The Last Judgment Italian: Il Giudizio Universale Artist: Michelangelo Year: 1536–1541 Type: Fresco Location: Sistine Chapel, Vatican City. [Michelangelo originally painted the figures nude with genitalia, but two decades later artist Daniele da Volterra painted over the genitalia. Later restoration removed most of the so-called "Fig-leaf Campaign" coverings.]

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Sistine Chapel - Rome, Italy The Sistine Chapel is the best-known chapel of the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. It is famous for its architecture and its decoration by Renaissance artists including Michelangelo. Michelangelo painted 12,000 sq ft of the chapel ceiling between 1508 and 1512. The ceiling, and especially The Last Judgment (1535–1541), is widely believed to be Michelangelo's crowning achievement in painting.

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