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The Bible according to the Sistine Chapel

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It’s walls are an open book that narrate the story of the Bible in the most visual way possible up to now.

It’s the Sistine Chapel, whose frescoes are featured in the book, “The Painted Word.”

Michelangelo, Perugino and Boticelli were able to depict complex theological concepts, now featured in this book, with the stroke of a brush. That’s why John Paul II called the Sistine Chapel a sanctuary for theology.

Antonio Paolucci
Director, Vatican Museums

“Michelangelo, Perugino and Boticelli’s frescoes tell the story of salvation, man’s destiny from the creation until the end of the world.”

Every detail of the frescoes in the book is accompanied by the Bible passage that inspired it. An example of art and the spoken word coming together.

The Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous artistic treasures of our time, now explained step by step through this book.

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