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  • The Sistine Ceiling was started in 1508. It was painted and created by Michelangelo.
  • Pope Julius II commissioned for Michelangelo to create the ceiling after abandoning the project of Julius Tomb.
  • The Sistine Ceiling represents Michelangelo's summit of achievement.
  • Titanic figures were included on the ceiling vault.
  • The Pope wanted to cover the old, blue, star spangled ceiling. Michelangelo made over 200 preliminary drawings to paint on the ceiling.
  • The main vault was painted with the story od Noah and the Creation.
  • There was also old testament prophets and sibyls across the ceiling.
  • The ceilings main purpose was to foretell the coming of Christ. He was painting monumental figures that embody both strength and beauty. The ceiling took four and half years to create and was finished in 1512.
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