Sistine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sistine Of or pertaining to Pope Sixtus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Michelangelo's Last Judgment, which hangs on the walls of the Sistine Chapel, drew some harsh criticism from one of the Vatican's officials because of the nudity. So Michelangelo made some changes to his work: he painted in the face of the complaining clergyman and added a donkey's ears and a snake's tail.
    • Sistine Of or pertaining to any pope of the name of Sixtus, especially to Sixtus IV. (1471– 1484) and Sixtus V. (1585–90). Also Sixtine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The three central panels on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel tell the story of Adam and Eve.
    • adj Sistine sis′tin pertaining to a pope of the name of Sixtus, esp. Sixtus IV. (1471-84) and Sixtus V. (1585-90)—also Six′tine
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. sistino,

Usage

In literature:

The Sistine Chapel was the most beautiful apartment in the Vatican.
"Great Artists, Vol 1." by Jennie Ellis Keysor
It has been aptly characterized as having the dimensions of the "Last Judgment" in the Sistine Chapel.
"The Standard Oratorios" by George P. Upton
You cannot go with me behind the lattice of the Sistine choir!
"Stradella" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
The next morning the boy arrived early at the Sistine Chapel, and devoted all his thought to remembering the music.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
In 1508 he was again summoned to Rome by the Pope, who insisted that he should paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, in the Vatican.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture" by Clara Erskine Clement
He sings in the Sistine chapel.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863" by Various
The Sistine Madonna suggests itself at once as a most beautiful illustration.
"Child-life in Art" by Estelle M. Hurll
Of Michael Angelo's designs for the Sistine Chapel there was a fine set of photographs.
"Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1883" by T. Hall Caine
Yesterday morning to the Sistine again; prodigious crowd, music moderate.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
I, Aristide, will guarantee you a ceiling like that of the Sistine Chapel for two thousand francs.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
The Sistine Madonna is generally regarded as beautiful.
"The Gate of Appreciation" by Carleton Noyes
Oh, I remember; there is music at the Sistine to-night.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
The name Sixtine is derived from Sixtus the Fourth, as has been said, and is usually, but not correctly, spelled 'Sistine.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford
During the late winter we went to one of the great ceremonies at the Vatican: we had seats in the Sistine Chapel.
"The Prodigal Returns" by Lilian Staveley
I dare say Michael Angelo didn't care particularly for the Sistine Chapel.
"Mummery" by Gilbert Cannan
He was enrolled in the Pontifical household, and he at once began his work in the Sistine Chapel.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
And he who would raise the ghost of Michael Angelo, must haunt the Sistine and St. Lorenzo, not St. Peter's.
"Modern Painters Volume II (of V)" by John Ruskin
Mr. Warfield had two or three in his collection, and the Sistine Madonna had gone to her heart.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
On October 31, 1512, the Sistine Chapel was opened to the public.
"Michelangelo" by Romain Rolland
Raphael; sketch of his life; his pictures; illustrate with well-known examples, such as the "Sistine Madonna" and the "Madonna of the Chair.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
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In poetry:

After each one in this way, singly, playing his instrument, had sung his
sistine, they danced altogether in a circle and sang together in praise
of the one Nymph with the softest accents a song which I am not sure
whether I can call to memory.
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The Second =Fifth Dialogue=." by Giordano Bruno

In news:

God and Man, Time and Space: Echoes of the Sistine Chapel.
Pope Marks Sistine Chapel 's 500th Anniversary.
Pope Benedict holds evening vespers in the Sistine Chapel to mark the 500th anniversary of the room's famed frescoes.
Two women attend a wedding at the Sistine Chapel of Los Andes in Curahuara de Carangas, Oruro department, 260 km.
Sistine Chapel ceiling turns 500 years old.
Two of the most recent choirs to join with the Sistine Chapel Choir were the choirs of Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.
Andean 'Sistine Chapel' is Bolivian "jewel".
The ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.
Inside the Sistine Chapel, which is now 500 years old.
LUCKY SEVERSON, correspondent: Of all the magnificence of the Vatican, there is likely nothing of more artistic consequence than the Pope's own personal chapel within the Vatican—the Sistine Chapel, more specifically its ceiling.
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Virtual Tour.
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel's masterpiece is an amazing feat that many will never see in person.
1512 – The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo's finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time (More info).
Critic blasts Sistine Chapel's 'drunk cattle'.
Despite volume, no plan to limit Sistine tourists.
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In science:

For everyone else: the emotion a mathematician experiences when he encounters (or discovers) something similar is close to what the art lover feels when he first looks at Michelangelo’s Creation in the Sistine Chapel.
Review of "Knots" by Alexei Sossinsky, Harvard University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-674-00944-4
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