ABC Radio Nightlife: This Week in History – The Sistine Chapel is Unveiled

ABC Radio Nightlife: This Week in History – The Sistine Chapel is Unveiled

By Indira Naidoo

 

NAS Head of Undergraduate Studies and Art historian Lorrraine Kypiotis from the National Art School joined Indira Naidoo in This Week in History to tell the story of Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel.

The Sistine Chapel was unveiled for the first time on All Saints Eve 1512, and is one of the most famous works of art in the world.

But did you know that the man most associated with it, the artist Michelangelo, never wanted to paint it and even walked out on the job a number of times over the four years it took him to finish the job?

Listen to the full interview below:

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