The Sistine Chapel ceiling, the quintessence of High Renaissance Art, was painted between 1508 and 1512. The "Delphic Sibyl", painted in 1509, can be seen amongst the array of out-facing scenes around the ceiling, along with a host of saints, prophets and biblical figures, all strategically positioned within the holy landscapes and the celestial architecture of the heavens.
The "Delphic Sibyl" is part of the series of twelve prophetic figures: seven prophets and five sibyls who had in some way predicted the coming of Jesus. She is located next to the corner pendentive of "Judith and Holofernes" with her putto attendant at her back reading from a large book.
The youthful loveliness of the Delphic Sibyl immediately draws the attention. She is seated on a stone chair, one foot forward, left arm up, holding a scroll. Her arms are in movement, she is in movement, she has just turned her head and her beautiful face looks rather worried. Has she seen some unpleasant future event?
Michelangelo gave the world this exquisite "Delphic Sibyl" in 1509. Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), born and raised in Tuscany, revealed his extraordinary artistic talent at an early age. He studied art in Florence and was soon called to Rome to paint and to sculpt for Pope Julius II, who had ambitious plans for the Papal palace and wanted the greatest artists of the day to carry them out.
In Michelangelo, Julius commissioned one of the greatest artists of all time to paint one of the greatest artworks of all time: The Sistine Chapel ceiling.
This amazingly and instantly recognizable work is perfect for a lover of fine art.
Printed onto 200gsm gloss poster paper, this poster is produced using the highest resolution images and quality printing techniques.
Poster Sizes and Information
This poster has white border as seen in the image of the framed mock-ups on the wall. The printed area is therefore:
Maxi Poster - Poster Size 610 x 915mm - Printed area 590 x 895mm
Two Thirds Maxi Poster - Poster Size 406 x 610mm - Printed area 393 x 597mm
Tabloid Poster- Poster Size 305 x 457mm - Printer area 295 x 447mm
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