The Artistry of Michelangelo

Which artist painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

  • A. Rembrandt
  • B. Michelangelo
  • C. Leonardo da Vinci
  • D. Donatello

73% of players knew the correct answer: B., Michelangelo

Between the years 1508???? and 1512????, Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, on request from Pope Julius II. The Pope wanted to replace the blue ceiling with a geometric design, but Michelangelo convinced him to instead depict scenes from the Old Testament.


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Question of the Day: The Artistry of Michelangelo
Did you know Michelangelo convinced the Pope to change his plans for the Sistine Chapel's ceiling? In this Flashcast, Murray and Tamika discuss the artist's influence, why he was indeed a "Renaissance Man," and why his depiction of Adam has a belly button.

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