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Nov 1 1512, Sistine Chapel Ceiling Floors the Public

Michelangelo's signature

He was the superstar of the High Renaissance as an artist. He was above all a sculptor. He painted but had little regard for painting. Accomplished in architecture. Wrote poetry. Yet it is the 5000 sq. ft. of fresco on the ceiling of…

The Kiss of Judas by Giotto

On the evening before the crucifixion of Jesus, Good Friday, Jesus celebrated The Last Supper with his Apostles sealing a covenant with God and his fate.  As Jesus had predicted during the meal, Judas betrayed Jesus’ location and then his identity to the Roman soldiers…