Sistine Chapel Vault 2

Sistine Chapel Vault 2
Sistine Chapel Vault 2
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As we said in the previous post about the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo organizes the entire painting based on an architectural framework, that serves to conceive several levels. Specifically four.

The first of them still corresponds to the wall, with the half points vertical. There he presents us with pairs of biblical characters, sometimes in somewhat forced positions, but never repeated. And between both characters there is always a kind of marble box with the names to identify them.

Lunettes and half points of the Sistine

Lunettes and half points of the Sistine

The second level would correspond to the lunettes of the vault itself. That is the place that he destines to paint a series of antecedents that go from Christ to Abraham. And in the four lunettes that correspond to the corners (the ones we see in the image) it represents scenes in which God intervenes in favor of humanity, such as the ones we see here of David killing Goliath, or Judith murdering Holofernes.

Sibyl of Delphi

The third level would be that of the Sibyls and the Prophets. These are really portentous figures, gigantic, getting bigger as they get closer to the altar in the Chapel. Something that surely Miguel Ángel raised to correct the perspective that one has regarding the main door. However, despite hissize, it is taken care of down to the smallest detail in each figure, and always presented in a perfect harmony of colors.

And the last level, the main one, is the one that occupies the vault itself. The theme is Genesis, and it consists of nine scenes organized from the central one, The Creation of Adam, possibly the most famous of the whole. However, between these scenes there are large figures of nudes, compartmentalizations of architecture or large medallions.

The original sin

Original Sin

It is a series of images that go from the creation to the expulsion from Paradise as a result of committing the Original Sin. And it does all of this with a surprising lack of unity in the space, tremendously fragmented, due to shapes and also due to the use of various colors.

Noah's Drunkenness

Noah's Drunkenness

Everything is very classic and at the same time enormously revolutionary and brilliant, in fact it is a painting that has given rise to subsequent artistic movements of all kinds.

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