The Ceiling Frescoes
The numbers of the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel are mind boggling! Michelangelo painted over 5,000 square metres of area that is approximately 40m long and 13 m wide, at a height of 21m. The frescoes depict over 300 Biblical scenes, the most famous of the nine stories from the Book of Genesis. The high Renaissance art work took over four years, from 1508 to 1512, and was made painstakingly while standing upright on a special scaffold designed by Michelangelo himself.