Compare and contrast Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco with his Last Judgment. Although both paintings contain many figures

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Compare and contrast Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco with his Last Judgment. Although both paintings contain many figures, how is the organization different?

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While his Last Judgement is fairly free, with clear layers representing different groups of individuals, his Sistine Chapel fresco is firmly organized around a hexagonal shape around a central rectangle flanked by pillars. This was most likely due to the different locations in which these works were drawn: the Sistine chapel ceiling and an altar wall.