Episode 167 – Rome – Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel Ceiling – Part II
February 6, 2024

Although the Sistine Chapel is the Catholic world’s most important chapel since it hosts papal conclaves, the subject matter of the ceiling paintings is largely Old Testament mixed with pagan imagery. This episode unpacks the rich and complex iconography of the many paintings executed by Michelangelo on the Sistine Chapel ceiling in Vatican City.


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