Pope Sixtus IV commissioned celebrated painters, including Botticelli and Rosselli, to decorate the chapel. At this point, the Sistine Chapel's ceiling was painted like a simple blue sky with stars. ... But Pope Julius insisted, and Michelangelo began work on his famous frescoed ceiling in 1508. He worked for four years.Oct 30, 2013
9. The Sistine Chapel is most famous for Michelangelo's frescoes, but long before Michelangelo, Sisto commissioned painters such as Botticelli to fresco the two long walls of the chapel: one side told the story of Moses, the other the story of Christ.Mar 8, 2013
No, you cannot visit the Sistine Chapel on its own. The Sistine Chapel is part of the Vatican Museums and as such, can only be entered through the Vatican Museums.
Visitors are allowed to bring cameras and video cameras into the museum (and about 70% do by my estimate) and take photos and videos of anything contained within – until they get to the Sistine Chapel. Once at the entrance to the famous chapel, visitors are instructed to keep quiet and take no photos or videos inside.Jul 15, 2011