Andrew Graham-Dixon: Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel

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Five hundred years ago the legendary Renaissance genius Michelangelo began his vast fresco ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Goaded by his volatile, impatient patron, Pope Julius II, Michelangelo completed the work four years later in 1512- and was hailed as the greatest artist in the world.

Award-winning art critic and acclaimed writer Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the fascinating human story behind the Sistine Chapel's creation, exploring the many layers of meaning and ambiguities that lurk behind it.

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Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk