The Vatican Museum is an overwhelming experience of the greatest painting ever created by human hands.
It is dense with mythology, religious history, Roman history, exquisite uses of color and form
crowned by the intricately frescoed ante-chambers leading into the Sistine Chapel.
In the Chapel itself (final 7 photos below) there is inescapable awe and disbelief that a single Michaelangelo
could display such overarching genius of design, color, perspective and proportion
in his depiction of humanity and divinity–in all their naked and clothed forms–
while lying on his back sixty feet above ground on rough scaffolding.