Sistine Chapel


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Sistine Chapel

(ˈsɪstaɪn; -tiːn)
n
(Named Buildings) the chapel of the pope in the Vatican at Rome, built for Sixtus IV and decorated with frescoes by Michelangelo and others
[Sistine, from Italian Sistino relating to Sisto Sixtus (Pope Sixtus IV)]

Sis′tine Chap′el


n.
the chapel of the pope in the Vatican at Rome, built for Pope Sixtus IV and decorated with frescoes by Michelangelo and others.
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Noun1.Sistine Chapel - the private chapel of the popes in Rome; it was built by and named after Sixtus IV in 1473
capital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Rome, Roma - capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
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Out of the high heaven is she summoned, from mystic communion with her own perfection, from majestic labours in the Sistine Chapel of the Stars,--yea, she must put aside her gold-leaf and purples and leave unfinished the very panels of the throne of God,--that Circe shall have her palace, and her worshippers their gilded sty.
I had just the same feeling as when I went to the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
She saw him once again at Rome, on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, carrying a burden of acorns.
He has marched us through miles of pictures and sculpture in the vast corridors of the Vatican; and through miles of pictures and sculpture in twenty other palaces; he has shown us the great picture in the Sistine Chapel, and frescoes enough to frescoe the heavens--pretty much all done by Michael Angelo.
VATICAN CITY -- While enjoying a private visit to the Sistine Chapel, a group of VIP guests--homeless people living around the Vatican--were surprised by a visit from Pope Francis.
POPE Francis gave his blessing yesterday for mums to breastfeed their babies in the Sistine Chapel.
Readers had mixed reactions to a report that the Porsche company would be renting the iconic Sistine Chapel for a private concert, with the proceeds going to charity.
A kind of reference work, this lavishly illustrated book will be useful to anyone wanting to know who the many biblical figures are that Michelangelo painted on the Sistine chapel ceiling, and how the ceiling works not only as art but also as theology.
It was a little over 500 years ago, in 1513, that Michelangelo finished his magnificent paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier announced Wednesday the completed installation of an innovative heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) solution for the Sistine Chapel, developed to help preserve Michelangelo's masterpieces against deterioration caused by increasing numbers of visitors.
Porsche had rented the Sistine Chapel for a concert as part of its Exclusive Porsche Tour of Rome event on Oct.
Carrier will install a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in the Sistine Chapel as portion of an effort to retain the frescoes of Michelangelo.