The Sistine Chapel in Depth with Cecilia Martini - Context Travel

The Sistine Chapel in Depth with Cecilia Martini


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The Sistine Chapel immediately brings to mind Renaissance master Michelangelo and his famous fresco, The Creation of Adam. Join Rome-based art historian and educator Cecilia Martini for a deep dive into this marvelous space and beyond Michelangelo. 

Together we will look at the wide range of frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and learn that Michelangelo's ceiling is merely one chapter of this impressive book of faith. We will read the space and piece together this magical Renaissance puzzle. Every surface of the expansive chapel is decorated by a long list of masters.  The final product is the result of a design project that was carried out by three Popes over a period of 75 years. We'll discuss Pope Sixtus the IV, Pope Julius II, and Pope Paul III and the various artists who were commissioned during their times from Sandro Botticelli to Pinturicchio.

Join art historian Cecilia Martini for an analysis of the artworks that decorate the Sistine Chapel in this interactive seminar. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, we'll come away with a deeper appreciation of the chapel itself, the artists whose creations adorn its walls, and the Popes who sponsored this  Renaissance masterpiece.

Cecilia is an art historian and a native Roman with a Master's degree in Medieval and Renaissance art from the Sapienza University of Rome. Although her specialty is painting and decorative arts, she has a broad knowledge of the history of Rome and a personal passion for ancient history, which she shares on many antiquity-themed itineraries. Cecilia has worked actively in the past as a lecturer, teacher, and curator of exhibitions. She had been a staff member of the didactic service of the Vatican Museums, the Galleria Doria Pamphili, and the Galleria Colonna where she still frequently consults. As a licensed guide for Rome and Florence and with a specialized teaching degree, she has more than 20 years of experience in leading highly-qualified tours.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Great!

I really enjoyed the lecture and insights about the frescos in context of the rest of the works of the chapel and the church political situation

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C.S.
Very interesting

The lecture included a variety of facts which I did not know; however, I would have liked a few more details about the images on the ceiling. There were two problems with the sound. At one point, it was cutting out. Ms. Martini has a soft voice and a better mike would have been helpful.

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K.R.
Sustine Chapel

A very well prepRed and delivered lecture. Nothing but positives things to say. I want to go back and see it with more knowledgeable eyes.

R
R.S.

Outstanding

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
92%
(22)
4%
(1)
4%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
M
M.G.

Guest did not leave comment

B
B.C.
Great!

I really enjoyed the lecture and insights about the frescos in context of the rest of the works of the chapel and the church political situation

C
C.S.
Very interesting

The lecture included a variety of facts which I did not know; however, I would have liked a few more details about the images on the ceiling. There were two problems with the sound. At one point, it was cutting out. Ms. Martini has a soft voice and a better mike would have been helpful.

K
K.R.
Sustine Chapel

A very well prepRed and delivered lecture. Nothing but positives things to say. I want to go back and see it with more knowledgeable eyes.

R
R.S.

Outstanding