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The genius Michelangelo was one of the most famous and talented artists from the High Renaissance era. Born in 1475, in the Florence region, sculpting was his greatest passion. Even with his low opinion on paintings, he produced some of the most celebrated frescoes of all time, most of them in the Vatican. With the completion and perfection of the Sistine Chapel, he earned the title of Il Divino, reflecting his talent and capacity to transmit awe to the viewers of his masterworks.
Using the technique called al fresco, Michelangelo Buonarroti painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel between the years of 1508 and 1512. This masterpiece is the most famous work from the great master and was commissioned by Pope Julius II, known as the Warrior Pope. The set of paintings depicts multiple scenes taken from the Holy Bible.
With stories dating from before the Trojan wars, the Delphic Sibyl is one of the twelve prophets who had anticipated Christ’s birth and his journey, painted on the ceiling. With astonishing powers, the Sybil, also known as Herophile Sibyl, was the first one to foresee the arrival of the most beloved child of God. In mythology, it is said that she is one of the early Sybil prophets, and she made her prediction from the famous Sybil rock, close to the Apolo’s temple, in Delphi. With accurate revelations, she was cherished and adored, granting her fame and status in the ancient world.
With a lovely and young face, the Sybil was painted with the traditional and huge talent that was trademark from Michelangelo. Sitting in a stone throne, she is depicted with a relaxed pose. The woman has one foot exposed upfront, and the other one covered in her green silk. She is seen holding a scroll with the predictions that she has to do, and is resting her other hand on her right leg. The Delphic woman is turning her head to the left, paying attention to the ones listening to her prophecies, and she seems to be worried.
Behind her, her assistant is portrayed, a muscular and, at the same time, delicate putto, reading from a book the holy words that the prophet should spread. Surrounding the woman and the cherubim, there are two statues at both their sides and below her and a text identifying who she was in Latin.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Delphic Sibyl 1509, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Delphic Sibyl 1509 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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