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Sistine Chapel Ceiling - Michelangelo


Michelangelo, who lived in Florence and Rome, Italy, during the Renaissance, was one of the greatest artists of all time.  His masterpieces, painted from 1508 to 1512, are on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling.  Some of the powerful works on this ceiling are The Creation of Adam  and  The Creation of Eve.  



LINNCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Michelangelo (Subject Keywords)
  • Sistine Chapel (Subject Keywords)



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • N6923 .B9
  • ND623 .B9



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Bradbury, Kirsten. Essential Michelangelo. 2001.

                                   Call Number: N6923 .B9 B7 2001

  •  King, Ross. Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling. 2003.

                                   Call Number: ND623 .B9 K55 2003

  • Oremland, Jerome. Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling: A Psychoanalytic Study of Creativity. 1989.

                                  Call Number: ND623 .B9 O74 1989

  • Rebman, Renee. The Sistine Chapel. 2000.

                                 Call Number: ND623 .B9 R38 2000

  • Richmond, Robin. Michelangelo and the Creation of the Sistine Chapel. 1999.

                               Call Number: ND623 .B9 R53 1999

  • Seymour, Charles, Jr. (Ed.).  Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel Ceiling. 1995.

                               Call Number: ND623 .B92 S42 1995

  • Zuffi, Stefano (Ed.). Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel. 1999.

                             Call Number: ND623 .B9 M55313 1999



Reference Materials


  • Gregory, Clive (Ed.). Great Artists of the Western World: The High Renaissance. - Call Number: REF N40 .G77 1987      

o   Vol. 2, pgs. 56-59, 64-65

  • Janson, H. W. History of Art, 6th Ed. - Call Number: REF N5300 .J3 2001

o   Pgs. 440-446

  • Kleiner, Fred. Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, 12th Ed. -  Call Number:  REF N5300 .G25 2005 

o   Pgs. 624-628

  • Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History, Rev. 2nd Ed. - Call Number: REF N5300 .S923 2005

o   Pgs. 656-659

  • Walther, Ingo (Ed.). Masterpieces of Western Art.- Call Number: REF N5300 .M27 

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 167-169



Research Databases

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  •  Academic Search Complete
  • Oxford Art Online
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega



This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, VCC East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.



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Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised on April 26, 2006




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