Great Art and Architecture- The Holy City
It is the location of St. Peter’s Basilica. The masterpiece designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. St Peter’s is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains one of the largest churches in the world. Because of its location in the Vatican, the Pope presides at a number of services throughout the year, drawing audiences of 15,000 to over 80,000 people, either within the Vatican Basilica, or in St Peter’s Square.
Treasures of St. Peter’s
Bronze of St. Peter attributed to Arnolfo di Cambio
I just finished watching The Borgias and admiring the extreme beauty of the walls.
Unobstructed views. Love the faux drapery effect.
The most amazing work of art – The Sistine Chapel is the best-known chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. It is famous for its architecture and its decoration that was frescoed throughout by Renaissance artists including Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio and others. Under the patronage of Pope Julius II, Michelangelo painted 1,100 m2 (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.
The iconic Creation of Adam
The Vatican Museum inside the Vatican City, are among the greatest museums in the world, since they display works from the immense collection built up by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the centuries including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.
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