The Sistine Chapel ceiling was painted between 1508 and 1512 by Michelangelo. Along the central section of the ceiling are nine scenes from the Book of Genesis. To reach the chapel’s ceiling, Michelangelo designed his own scaffold, a flat wooden platform on brackets built out from holes in the wall near the top of the windows, rather than being built up from the floor. Michelangelo painted in a standing position. The painting technique used was fresco, where paint is applied to damp plaster. Wikipedia user Qypchak took a photo that shows a flattened view of the ceiling along with a brief guide to the various scenes portrayed.
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