The Sixtine Chapel

Michelangelo Buonarotti (1475-1564). Italian Renaissance
 sculptor, painter, architect, and poet who exerted an
 unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. 
 The Sixtine Chapel
in Vatican is his story of  Creation.


   Lunette of Eleasar: part of the cycle on the genealogy of Christ according to St. Matthew. It is the first of the frescoes painted by Michelangelo during the period 1508-1510 and the first one that was cleaned. 

Lunete of Eleasar Lunette of Jacob

    Lunette of Jacob: chronologically the last two or Christ's forefathers. The frowning old man on the left is Jacob, father of Joseph who was Christ's putative father.

Vatican 1991. Details of "Lunettes of the Ancestors of Christ"

    Lunette of Asa (shown on the stamps above): located in the second half of the Sixtine Chapel, it was painted in the years 1511-1512, after the interruption caused by the departure of Pope Julius II. (After the stamps booklet).

Tip: Please point the stamps with the mouse in order to get more information about them and about the works of art displayed.
Related link:
Michelangelo, WebMuseum
Madonna of the Stairs, the first sculpture of Michelangelo.

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