Tag Archives: Michelangelo

What Happened – November 1

It was on this day in 1512 that the public was finally allowed to view what Michelangelo had been painting on the ceiling of Sistine Chapel for the past four years. Commissioned by Pope Julius II, Michelangelo had to be persuaded to … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 26

It was on this day in 1498 that Cardinal Jean de Billheres commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to carve a statue. The young artist was 24 years old and had been in Rome for only a couple years when he was granted this … Continue reading

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