Wednesday, June 9

My inner (and quite weak) feminist...

Unless you've seen it in person (which can't compare), see the Sistine Chapel like you've never seen it before in photographs here.

Now, I've always had a bone to pick with whoever chose to have the serpent (devil) in the Chapel ceiling depicted as a woman and not as an androgyne...

Serpent (detail)
c. 1500s, by Michelangelo
Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Italy

The man who commissioned the Sistine Chapel was Pope Julius II:

Julius II
c. 1500s by Raphael
National Gallery, London

Did he mandate for the devil to be seen as a woman, or did Michelangelo?

I'm going to research and find out who chose for this and why...stay tuned for an answer!

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