Michelangelo and the Sistine

Michelangelo, called to Rome to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, took four years to complete this work. Lying on a scaffolding, he painted stretched out, brush at arm's length, the paint running down his face, crawling forward and twisting to avoid brushing off the dry paint. When the Pope came to scold him to go faster, Michelangelo did not hesitate to drop cans of paint on his head!

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