Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel
Сикстинская капелла

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  • Sistine Chapel — Cappella Sistina (Italian) Sacellum Sixtinum (Latin) View of the interior of th …   Wikipedia

  • Sistine chapel — Sistine Sis tine, a.[It. sistino.] Of or pertaining to Pope Sixtus. [1913 Webster] {Sistine chapel}, a chapel in the Vatican at Rome, built by Pope Sixtus IV., and decorated with frescoes by Michael Angelo and others. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sistine Chapel — n. [see SISTINE] the principal chapel in the Vatican at Rome, famous for its frescoes by Michelangelo and other artists: built by order of Sixtus IV …   English World dictionary

  • Sistine Chapel — the chapel of the pope in the Vatican at Rome, built for Pope Sixtus IV and decorated with frescoes by Michelangelo and others. * * * Papal chapel in the Vatican Palace, Rome, constructed 1473–81 by Giovanni dei Dolci for Pope Sixtus IV (for whom …   Universalium

  • Sistine Chapel — Sis|tine Chap|el the Sistine Chapel a ↑chapel in the Vatican, Rome, famous for the paintings on its ceiling done by Michaelangelo, which many people consider one of the most impressive works of art in Europe …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sistine Chapel ceiling — The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is one of the most renowned artworks of the High Renaissance. The ceiling is that of the large Sistine Chapel built within the Vatican by Pope Sixtus IV, begun in 1477 and …   Wikipedia

  • Sistine Chapel Choir — The Sistine Chapel Choir is a choir based in Vatican City and is one of the oldest religious choirs in the world. HistoryMiddle Ages (c.600 c.1300)Although it is known that the Church, from her earliest days, employed music, it was not until the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sistine Ceiling, Sistine Chapel, Rome — (1508 1512)    During the late 15th century decorative campaign of the Sistine Chapel, initiated by Sixtus IV, the ceiling was painted blue and dotted with stars to symbolize the heavens. In 1504, a large crack appeared on the ceiling and its… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • Sistine chapel, Rome — (fin. 1483)    The Sistine Chapel was built for Pope Sixtus IV to replace the 13th century Great Chapel of Nicholas III. The proportions of the new structure followed the biblical description in I Kings of the Holy of Holies in Solomon s temple… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • Sistine Chapel — noun the private chapel of the popes in Rome; it was built by and named after Sixtus IV in 1473 • Instance Hypernyms: ↑chapel • Part Holonyms: ↑Rome, ↑Roma, ↑Eternal City, ↑Italian capital, ↑capital of Italy …   Useful english dictionary

  • SISTINE CHAPEL —    celebrated chapel of the Vatican at Rome, constructed by order of Pope Sixtus IV., and decorated with frescoes by Michael Angelo, representing a succession of biblical subjects, including among others the Creation of the World, the Creation of …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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