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The 435 Artworks exhibited in Vatican



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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - The School of Athens (detail 1) (Stanza della Segnatura)The School of Athens (detail 1) (Stanza della Segnatura)Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

This wall painting, located in the Vatican, contains pictures of many famous philosophers. Plato and Aristotle are the two in the middle. As an inside joke, Raphael based Plato’s face on fellow artist Leonardo da Vinci. He also included Michelangelo and himself elsewhere in the painting.

Apostolic Palace (Vatican City, Vatican)
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Michelangelo Buonarroti - Creation of AdamCreation of AdamMichelangelo Buonarroti

The Creation of Man is one of the most notable artworks from the Renaissance period, it is a fresco painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, commissioned by Pope Julius II. The fresco illustrates a passage from the bible, “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him' (G...

Cappella Sistina (Vatican City, Italy)
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Michelangelo Buonarroti - Last JudgmentLast JudgmentMichelangelo Buonarroti

The Last Judgment, or The Last Judgement (Italian: Il Giudizio Universale), is a fresco by the Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo executed on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. It is a depiction of the Second Coming of Christ and the final and eternal judgment by God of all h...

Cappella Sistina (Vatican City, Italy)
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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - The TransfigurationThe TransfigurationRaphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

The Transfiguration is considered the last painting by the Italian High Renaissance master Raphael. It was left unfinished by Raphael, and is believed to have been completed by his pupil, Giulio Romano, shortly after Raphael's death in 1520. The picture is now housed in the Pinacoteca Vaticana of th...

Vatican Museums and Galleries (Vatican City, Italy)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - St Jerome in the WildernessSt Jerome in the WildernessLeonardo Da Vinci

St Jerome in the Wilderness (c. 1480) is an unfinished painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The painting depicts Saint Jerome during his retreat to the Syrian desert, where he lived the life of a hermit. St Jerome kneels in a rocky landscape, gazing toward a crucifix which can be discerned faintly sketche...

Vatican Museums and Galleries (Vatican City, Italy)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - St. JeromeSt. JeromeLeonardo Da Vinci

St Jerome (c. 1480) is an unfinished painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The painting depicts Saint Jerome during his retreat to the Syrian desert, where he lived the life of a hermit. St Jerome kneels in a rocky landscape, gazing toward a crucifix which can be discerned faintly sketched in at the extrem...

Vatican Museums and Galleries (Vatican City, Italy)
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Sandro Botticelli - The Abyss of HellThe Abyss of HellSandro Botticelli

This painting helped Botticelli become recognized as a draughtsman. It was one of a series of 100 paintings by Botticelli to accompany Dante’s Divine Comedy. In those times, it was looked down upon to make illustrations for literary works. Yet Botticelli made one for every two pages filled with insc...

Biblioteca Apostolica (Vatican City, Italy)
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Michelangelo Buonarroti - The Creation of AdamThe Creation of AdamMichelangelo Buonarroti

The Creation of Man is one of the most notable artworks from the Renaissance period, it is a fresco painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, commissioned by Pope Julius II. The fresco illustrates a passage from the bible, “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him' (G...

Sistine Chapel (Vatican)