Michelangelo and the true face of the Pauline Chapel after restoration. An essay by Alessandro Zuccari

A re-reading from which emerges even better the fundamental importance of Michelangelo’s iconographies and their theological and ‘political’ value.

The restoration that unveiled the true face of the Paolina Chapel – directed by Antonio and Arnold Nesselrath – gave the opportunity to reread the series of frescoes that decorate and reconstruct the stratified set of iconographic programs, the result of the different strategies, matrices and purposes That in the succession of pontificates they have determined them.

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