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Religions 2012, 3(2), 344-356; doi:10.3390/rel3020344
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Art, Trent, and Michelangelo’s “Last Judgment”

Received: 6 April 2012; in revised form: 24 April 2012 / Accepted: 25 April 2012 / Published: 25 April 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue From the Renaissance to the Modern World)
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Abstract: Michelangelo’s “Last Judgment” in the Sistine Chapel is one of the world’s most famous paintings, completed in 1542. Greatly admired, it was also criticized for the frontal nudity of some of the figures. Twenty-two years later, 1564, the nudity was painted over, an action attributed to the Council of Trent, 1545–1563. To what extent is that attribution correct?
Keywords: Michelangelo; Council of Trent; Charles de Guise; Catherine de’ Medici; iconoclasm; lascivious Michelangelo; Council of Trent; Charles de Guise; Catherine de’ Medici; iconoclasm; lascivious
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O'Malley, J. Art, Trent, and Michelangelo’s “Last Judgment”. Religions 2012, 3, 344-356.

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O'Malley J. Art, Trent, and Michelangelo’s “Last Judgment”. Religions. 2012; 3(2):344-356.

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O'Malley, John. 2012. "Art, Trent, and Michelangelo’s “Last Judgment”." Religions 3, no. 2: 344-356.

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