October 31, 2012

500 Years of the Sistine Chapel

Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable idea of what one man is capable of achieving.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Rome, August 23, 1787

Today the Sistine Chapel celebrates 500 years. Click here if you want to enjoy a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel.

1 comment:

  1. The Sistine Chapel is overwhelming in its majesty. I remember reading about Michelangelo in The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone, during the night, when I was breastfeeding our first daughter. I was also moved by Michelangelo's Pieta in the Vatican. Both have to be two of the world's most revered masterpieces.