Sistine Chapel Michelangelo

 

A man sits on stony coral. Lethargic, motionless. Some women lay in sweet repose while other beings are frozen in time, already programmed to fear an expectant future cleansing. A preening and cleaning of souls whose strength will rapidly increase or decline depending upon their direction. The safety of Heaven not guaranteed simply by man’s driven will.
Everything from birds, bees, flowers, trees await in eerie stillness and silence ’til with a swift swivel He turns his attention once more to the man and, with a point of a finger bestows in him life…having first created every living thing …and all with an eloquent balance.
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These pictures are just a very small part of the wonders in the gifted artwork of Michelangelo  (and his helpers) on the walls and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel Vatican City, Rome.
He caused a huge controversy both with Cardinals and the Pope himself by painting most of the men and women naked. As a compromise he had some body parts painted over with leaves or covered with cloth.
I’ve always been fascinated by the hundreds of pictures within pictures and now that technology has advanced so much there is even a zoom in camera online which you can go to and look at this fabulous artwork in 36o degree rotation and zoom in so far with it too.
Here’s the link:
Sistine Chapel 360 degree Up Close (Bottom left are + – zoom, then use your arrow keys left, right up, down, for direction)
There are more than 300 paintings on the walls and ceiling including, Adam and Eve, The Garden of Eden, the Great Flood and mixed up frightening scenes of what he thought of as The day of Judgement.

Didn’t like these words this week for some reason. This is the best I could do with them.

Shared with The Sunday Whirl Wordle #30

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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada and design custom made candles

20 thoughts on “Sistine Chapel Michelangelo”

  1. The link is taking a bit, but I will keep trying 🙂 I love Michelangelo’s work, life story etc…

  2. You did a wonderful job with these words and I was excited to see that you used the Michalangelo 360 as ispiration. My sister had just shared that site with me and it never dawned on me to use it with the words this week. Great job!

  3. I agree the words were difficult, but as always, you made them work and included interesting points in your notes.

    Michelangelo had an exquisite eye for beauty. I always found it interesting that none of the women in his art were skinny Minnies, instead, he painted them beautiful. I still agree with his artistic eye.

  4. I enjoyed your use of the words this week as always. I love the paintings of the Sistine. I hope one day to visit there. Thanks for the link. Nice site.

    Pamela

  5. oh this hit home..i’ve been to rome this summer and i’ve been standing in the sistine chapel…i was stunned into silence…it’s just awesome artwork and i felt breathing art unfiltered..

  6. Your words moved through me while I read, each phrase building beauty. You’ve captured it. Brava! Now I’m going to read it again, and savor it more slowly.

  7. I had worked on a project on Michelangelo and had done a bit of extended study!! It was fascinating learning some truths!! You did recall it all for me!! 🙂

  8. I love Michelangelo as artist, creator of technology to come and so much more. He painted and sculpted the human body as a marvel of beauty as it well should be seen and so was far ahead of his time given the moral constraints of his day. Thank you for this post and the follow-up to go with.

  9. May not have liked the words but you surely did not feed them to the birds, you pulled them off great at any rate, didn’t bugger them up in the least..hahaha

  10. I like the preening and cleaning of souls!

    Sometimes I’m not a big fan of my words, either. I guess we all are once in a while, but we keeping on writing and soul speaking because that’s who we are and we couldn’t imagine or want ourselves any other way.

    After I post this I’m gonna check out that 360 view. My friend, Doris, left me a link 2 posts ago to the German castle 360 views and I was amazed!

    Also… I’ve got YOUR sidebar button ready to code and post soon. So look for that today on my site.

    xoxo

    Oh, fun captcha code for this comment — HP4U. Am I getting a new HP computer???!!! 🙂 A free one sent from the heavens? 🙂

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