The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, Rome, is one of Michelangelo's greatest masterpieces. The frescoes, painted between 1508 and 1512, depict nine scenes of the book of Genesis. I have flipped the scene both ways so you can view it from both angles.
By PETER PLAGENS Il Rosso Fiorentino's hands-down masterpiece, a 12-foot-tall "Deposition" painted in 1521, is located somewhat pleasantly off the beaten track in the Tuscan hilltop town of Volterra. It's an easy day trip from either Siena or Florence. The arch-topped painting resides in the quiet Pinacoteca Comunale, which even in the summer, when tourists wander … Continue reading Grief and Art