Detail from "Creation of Adam," Sistine Chapel, Rome. Michelangelo, 1508 - 1512.
Michelangelo spent four years lying on his back painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He was commissioned by Pope Julius II in 1508, and in 1512 Michelangelo had completed frescoes of 343 figures on the ceiling.
Print for display this week and to keep in art notebook. (pdf)