Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Happy 500th, Sistine Chapel

My friend Vincenzo Drago, a Louisiana native who lives in Rome, reminded me that Michelangelo's magnificent fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was completed 500 years ago. If you think Renaissance Europe wasn't a hotbed of business history, or that the Vatican doesn't understand marketing, think again! The dealings of Michelangelo, his patrons, and his acolytes would make a great cable TV mini-series. I urge you to visit Vincenzo's "Sights of Rome" blog for a post that "celebrates this event with a little history and some curious and interesting facts about the making of this incredible work of art." http://sightsofrome.blogspot.com/