I thought you might enjoy starting the new year with a tour of the Sistine Chapel. On this webpage (see link on Cheryl’s blog if you are reading this on Facebook or elsewhere) you can see Michelangelo’s amazing work in detail. Click and hold the left mouse button and drag in the direction that you would like to view. There are + and – buttons, or use the wheel on your mouse to zoom in and out. Caution: move around with the mouse a bit slowly at first – there is risk of a wee bit of motion sickness. A fresco is a painting done on wet plaster. After the plaster is dry, the painting is bonded to the wall. It was a popular method for painting large murals during the Renaissance. The Sistine Chaple also contains frescoes by other artists including Sandro Botticelli, and Pietro Perugino. The magnificent 12,000 square foot ceiling was painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512. Let me know what you think of this virtual tour.