From: Vatican City, Rome, Italy
The Sistine Chapel is large church covered in beautiful paintings by mostly by Michelangelo, who did not normally paint. It is famous for its architecture and decoration, like the creation of Adam scene that has been parodied many times in modern society. Best known for being the location of the Papal conclaves, it is the official residence of the pope in the Vatican. Michelangelo decided to use bright colors, so as to be visible from the floor of the chapel, when he painted the roof of the chapel. The paintings on the ceiling by Michelangelo were a series of nine, showing God's creation of the world, then Gods's relationship with mankind, and mankinds's fall from God's grave. On a far wall, a last judgement scene is painted. In areas of the otherwise unused spaces are Ignudi, artistic additions to the overall project to fill up the spaces.
Why This Artwork?
This artwork was chosen because of the importance of the artworks during this time. It was a large commission for one of the most important things during this time, the decoration of the place of election of the leader of the church, the pope.