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.
As Roman Catholic cardinals from around the world gather at the Sistine Chapel for a conclave on Tuesday to elect a new pope, all eyes will be on the chimney of the conclave through which the result of the election will be announced by sending out smoke.
London, Sept 4 (ANI): A Vatican museum director has revealed that the famous Sistine Chapel is facing the risk of serious damage from the sweat, dust, and hair generated by more than four million visitors a year.
FOUR tapestries designed by Raphael for the Sistine Chapel will go on display in the UK for the first time, to coincide with the Pope's visit.
Vatican City--On January 8, 2006, while baptizing 10 infants in the Sistine Chapel, Pope Benedict compared the wild excesses of the ancient Roman Empire to 21st-century society, and urged people to rediscover their faith.
With the European Renaissance being this year's theme of the event, students are burying themselves with facts about the Sistine Chapel, the Reformation and the scientific revolution.
And while Michelangelo decorates the Sistine chapel with beatific visions of the reign of God, the pope and his armies lay bloody waste to any who would oppose the ruler of the papal states.
The 115 voting cardinals were locked in the Sistine Chapel as they debated who would succeed John Paul II as leader of the Roman Catholic church.
Duke Alfonso d'Este, proud of his collection of Titians, had longed for a work ("any work") by Michelangelo since visiting him on the scaffolding of the Sistine Chapel in 1512.