Art from the Sistene Chapel

I was planning on posting a book review today, but it did not work out the way I expected. So, I give you instead a taste of some of the magnificent artwork that will surround the cardinal electors for the next few days (?) or so. Share this with your kids! All photos are from Wikimedia Commons.


The Last Judgment by Michelangelo (detail).

The central figure is Jesus, as you can see by the clear nail marks in His feet.

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The Trials of Moses by Sandro Botticelli (detail).

This painting, along with the next, is found in a series about the life of Moses on the southern wall.

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Moses’s Journey into Egypt and the Circumcision of His Son Eliezer by Pietro Perugino.

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The Calling of the Apostles by Domenico Ghirlandaio.

This picture from a series on the life of Christ from the northern wall has lots of details you can discuss.

Enjoy the conclave, and keep praying for the cardinals!

Connie Rossini


About Connie Rossini

Connie Rossini gives whole families practical help to grow in holiness. She is the author of Trusting God with St. Therese and the free ebook Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life. She writes a spirituality column for The Catholic Voice of the Diocese of Omaha, Nebraska, and blogs at Contemplative Homeschool. She is also a columnist for Connie and her husband Dan have four young sons.
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2 Responses to Art from the Sistene Chapel

  1. Nancy says:

    Looks like both our minds and hearts are at the Sistine Chapel :)! Beautiful pictures.

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