Saint Peterrsquos Basilica

Saint Peter's Basilica is built between 1506-1626 and is one of the four Basilicas in Rome. Saint Peter's Basilica, also called Papal Basilica of St. Peter, is one of the largest in the world and most significant churches in the whole Christendom. Donato Bramante designed the basilica, Giuliano da Sangallo, Fra Giocondo, Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, Baldassare Peruzzi, Antonio da Sangallo the second. But out of all of them, Michelangelo's contribution is the greatest.

The old building of the basilica was built in the fourth century. The construction of a church was ordered by Emperor Constantine. After standing strong for such a long time, Pope Julius, the second, decided to tear down the building and construct a new one on the same site. Michelangelo was commissioned to design the basilica and the pope's tomb too.

Michelangelo's vision and artistic freedom are seen on the massive central dome of Basilica.

The total height of the dome is 136,57 meters from the floor to the top of the external cross. By that account, Saint Peter’s Basilica has the tallest dome in the world. The diameter of the dome is approximately 9,1 meters greater than Constantinople’s Hagia Sophia church. The internal diameter is 41,47 meters.


About the Work

About Poetry Michelangelo is well-known for his paintings, sculptures, and architects, but this talented man also wrote poems and created signature word order. Michelangelo's poems were formed and influenced by religious beliefs, his love for God, and even his romantic relationship with his young model, Tommaso Cavalier. Poems and sonnets that Michelangelo wrote was another way of self-expression for him, they were a field where Michelangelo could expose himself as a lover, but also as a devoted Catholic. He called him over 300 poems, "something foolish" and "silly." Some of his works are Celestial love, and After trying many years, I feel as lit by fire ad many more. Michelangelo, the sculptor Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni thought of himself that he was a sculptor in the first place, and painting and architecture came afterward. If we take a look at David and Pieta, it is easily understandable why he thought so. Bringing life to a lifeless marble was a driving force for him. Michelangelo started sculpting at an early age. In 1490-92 he carved his first work " Madonna of the Steps" that clearly has shown his talent and skills. The sculpture is very detailed, delicate, and soft, presenting Mary as a protective mother. With his later sculptures, David, Moses, Day, Dawn, Bacchus, and so on, he became very popular among people at that time, and he is considered as one of the greatest sculptors of all time. Architect By Michelangelo Two cities Florence and Rome, where Michelangelo

The Creation of Adam

History During 1508-1512 Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He persuaded Pope Julius the second to let him cover the roof with an elaborate scheme of Creation, The Fall of Man, the genealogy of Christ, and the Promise of Salvation through the prophets. The composition stretched over five hundred square meters of the ceiling. The Creation of Adam is from the Biblical narrative of creation from the Book of Genesis. The painting is 280 cm x 570 cm, and it was completed in 1512. Composition God in The Creation of Adam is represented as a white-bearded elderly caucasian man who is wrapped in a cloak. Adam, on the other hand, is utterly nude. God from the right corner is looking at Adam, who is in the left corner lower than God. His left hand is stretched out to reach God's right hand. Their fingers are not touching. The picture gives the impression that God and Adam are not on the same level. Behind God, there are twelve figures. Many scholars believe that these figures represent Eve and unborn children of hers and Adam's. Analysis Different people analyze this artwork differently. Let's look at the center of the painting, where Adam's and God's hands almost touch. Adam looks up to God, and He seems calm and patient, his hand is relaxed, stretched out to reach God, but passive and emotionless. God, on the other hand, is full of enthusiasm, he reaches Adam with excitement, and his eyes are lightening up. His hand is stressed out, and his index finger is about to touch Adam. The background