Michelangelo Buonarroti was a true genius—and a workhorse. He painted the whole ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in four years—it's nearly 450 square meters of space. And due to the the challenging technique of fresco painting (applying paint to wet plaster), he had to lie on scaffolding under the ceiling and paint everything fast without making any mistakes, because they couldn't be undone. About the subject: The Libyan Sibyl, Phemonoe, was a prophetess in ancient Greece who foresaw the Christian Final Judgment.
fresco • 395 × 380 cm