Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment

Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment, was painted in a fresco on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. This work of his was completed in 1541. A satirical portrait appears in it, depicted a papal official, Biagio da Cesena, as King Minos, the Prince of Hell. Michelangelo also added a satirical self-portrait, his own face on the flayed skin of a sinner consigned to damnation.

Last Judgement, a fresco by Michelangelo

Date:
      1541
Name(s):
      Michelangelo
Occupation:
      Artist
Location:
      Rome, Italy


Additional Information:

  • 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.
  • The Last Judgment (Michelangelo) – Wikipedia
    The Last Judgment (Italian: Il Giudizio Universale) is a fresco by the Italian Renaissance painter Michelangelo covering the whole altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City.
  • Last Judgement, Michelangelo’s Sistine masterpiece
    The Last Judgement by Michelangelo covers the wall behind the alter in the Sistine Chapel.
  • The Last Judgement – Vatican Museums
    The mighty composition, painted by Michelangelo between 1536 and 1541, is centred around the dominant figure of Christ, captured in the moment preceding that when the verdict of the Last Judgement is uttered (Matthew 25: 31-46).
  • The Last Judgement by Michelangelo in Rome – Florence Inferno
    The Last Judgement is the name of the fresco located on the wall behind the altar of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
  • The Last Judgement – The Last Judgement
    The Last Judgement is perhaps Michelangelo’s most complex work of art. It lies on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel and took Michelangelo over four years to complete.

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