Michelangelo during the mid-16th century designed a military uniform for the Swiss Guards, consisting of blue, red, and yellow stripes. The Swiss Guards security force at the Vatican in Rome, Italy, the uniforms still worn today, with few changes.
- Michelangelo Buonarroti – Artsy
A founder of the High Italian Renaissance style, Michelangelo (di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni) created some of the most influential works in the history of Western art: the marble statues of David (1504) and The Pietà (ca. 1498-1499), as well as the Sistine Chapel frescos in the Vatican, Rome, depicting Genesis (such as in The Creation of Adam (1510)) and the Last Judgment.
- Inside the Vatican: The Swiss Guards – National Geographic
Though the design of the uniform is popularly attributed to Michelangelo, the current uniform was really designed by a commandant of the guards. It was first worn in 1914 and, somewhat surprisingly, was actually a simplification of their previous garb.
- The Swiss Guard – The Uniform of the Swiss Guards – La Santa Sede
- Pontifical Swiss Guard – Wikipedia
The official dress uniform is of blue, red, orange and yellow with a distinctly Renaissance appearance. It was introduced by commandant Jules Repond (1910–1921) in 1914. Repond’s design was inspired by 16th-century depictions of the Swiss Guard.
- The Uniform of the Swiss Guard: A 100-Year-Old Tradition – Patheos
Were the uniforms of the Swiss Guard designed by Michelangelo? I’ve always heard that; but today I read–on the Vatican’s own website–that Michelangelo had nothing to do with it!
- Who designed the uniforms that the Swiss guard wear at the Vatican?
“The official dress uniform is of blue, red, orange and yellow with a distinctly Renaissance appearance.
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