Episode 207 – Michelangelo’s Last Judgment Part II
February 6, 2024

To create a suitable surface for Michelangelo’s “Last Judgment,” major alterations were made to the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel. This episode examines those physical preparations, as well as the art that was lost in order to make way for Michelangelo’s great fresco. It also surveys earlier versions of the subject by artists such as Giotto and Pisano.


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