The Sistine Chapel is a perfect synthesis of the work of the great painters who worked in different times and in particular historical and political periods.
The first works started in 1480 and ended in 1541, after more than 80 years.
From 1480 to 1483 in painting of the Sistine Chapel were employed the greatest artists of the time: Perugino, Ghirlandaio, Signorelli and Cosimo Rosselli, who dealt with the painting of the side walls.
80 years later, in 1541, Michelangelo finished painting the Sistine Chapel, with frescos of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling and the Last Judgement.
In consequence of this gap of years in painting the Last Judgement, the original paintings of one of the walls of the Sistine Chapel were sacrificed and went hopelessly lost. Among the various works that are hidden under the Last Judgement, there is also an earlier painting by Michelangelo himself.
The length of the Sistine Chapel is 40,93 meters, the width 13,40 metres,
and the eight 20,7 meters.
These are the same sizes of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, and these data emphasize the continuity of tradition between the people of Israel and the Christian people.
The fence would separate the central area of the celebration of the liturgy, from the one were the believers stood.