On the 10th of May 1508 I signed a contract to agree to fulfill Pope Juliusícommission on painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. I had bad feelings about thewhole thing from the day Julius commissioned me to paint instead of sculpt. I am anarchitect and sculptor not a fresco painter. It is not that I doubt my abilityís to completesuch a task, but I believe that there are other artists that would be
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not understand the reality of being a poor man. (Brandes, 274).
My work on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is now complete and I will return to Florence to practice there. I believe that I have created something very special in this chapel. I have expressed my feelings and sent a message for all mankind to see. I owe this great piece of art to my imagination and am very pleased with the final product.