Michelangelo’s statue of David

The work on one of the finest examples of Renaissance art, the statue of David, began in Florence 510 years ago. Although Michelangelo was only 26 years old then, it was decided to commission the creation of the Biblical figure to him. Michelangelo had already demonstrated his skills in the renowned Tondo Doni, but the […]

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The wonders of the Sistine Chapel

“Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable idea of what one man is capable of achieving”, wrote Johann Wolfgang Goethe in 1787. About five centuries ago, the first mass was celebrated in the Sistine Chapel. Today the chapel located in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in Vatican […]

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