Sistine Chapel is a Christian chapel, where the conclave takes place, ie the election of the Pope. Located in Vatican in Apostolic Palace , which is the official seat of the Pope. Sistine Chapel is an impressive decoration, created by the best Renaissance artists.
It allows you to see works of art, created by Michelangelo, Bernini, Ghirlandaio, Perugino, Raphael and Botticelli. Remarkable frescoes and ceiling paintings are the top painting art. Sistine Chapel chapel received the name of Pope Sixto IV, who restored the original dilapidated chapel and had it reconstructed and decorate. Architect who carried out the reconstruction was probably Baccio Pontelli.
The first series of fresco decorations formed from the life of Moses and Christ. Later, under the patronage of Pope Julius II was more radical decorative works of art, which mainly reflected Michelangelo Buonarroti. Sistine Chapel is the place where the conclave takes place, ie the choice of a deceased or retired pope.
Elections participating cardinals who on the death of the Pope reached or surpassed the age 80 years. Sistine Chapel is the occasion conclave chimney installed in the roof, from which black smoke is rising, until the election of Pope concluded.
Once the choice of the pope, the smoke will change color to white. It is reported that its architecture reminds Sistine Chapel Solomon's Temple in the Old Testament ..