The Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina), the most famous chapel in the Vatican, constitutes a focal point in Christian iconography. Following the works to conserve and restore the frescoes, the quality and vibrancy of the colours have enhanced, as well as revealed new evidence for the interpretation of the iconography.

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    The Sistine Chapel enchants the visitor by the splendid harmony it radiates as a concept fully realised, by the unmatched artistic qualities of the individual works, the profound ideas that govern the planning of the paintings and the splendid, robust and lively figures created by Michelangelo and other artists. In this book, jointly produced by the Musei Vaticani and Libreria Editrice Vaticana, the chapel’ s paintings are examined in relation to the theological interpretations prevailing in that period. Many of these works have already been presented in isolation by leading experts on the chapel, with detailed descriptions and comments. However, its recent restoration makes possible a new approach to interpreting the pictures, based among other factors on the symbolism of the colours.

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    Weight 2750 g
    Dimensions 16.8 × 24.7 cm
    Binding

    Language

    Greek

    Pages 352
    Images 185
    Drawings
HEINRICH W. PFEIFFER

The Sistine Chapel
A new interpretative approach after the restoration of the frescoes

100,70 80,56

The Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina), the most famous chapel in the Vatican, constitutes a focal point in Christian iconography. Following the works to conserve and restore the frescoes, the quality and vibrancy of the colours have enhanced, as well as revealed new evidence for the interpretation of the iconography.

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