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"Michelangelo and the Dome of the Renaissance" pendentive, ... Image 1

"Michelangelo and the Dome of the Renaissance" pendentive, from the mural series "The Building of the House of Wisdom," Charlton Yarnall House

Oil on canvas
Credit Line
Gift of the Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1963
38 ¼ x 46 in.

Description & Inscriptions

Oakley expands the theme of the Ages of Man in the lunettes to the Ages of Civilization in four pendentives. Here, Michelangelo shows off his model for the dome of Saint Peter’s Basilica.


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