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- n. The final judgment by God of all humankind, especially as envisioned in Christian, Jewish, and Islamic scriptures.
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- proper n. The judgment day; apocalypse.
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- n. (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
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Pope Paul IV took offense at the nudity in the Last Judgment and commanded Michelangelo to change it.
When the great Michelangelo Buonarroti unveiled his painting of the Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in 1541, it was by far the largest single painting of its time.
The Apocalypse was enormously popular during the Middle Ages, and supplied many images that occur frequently in Western medieval art, such as the Last Judgment tympanums at Chartres and Moissac.
In the paintings of the catacombs Sts. Peter and Paul frequently appear as interceders and advocates for the dead in the representations of the Last Judgment (Wilpert, 390 sqq.), and as introducing an Orante
“Biagio da Cesena was the master of ceremonies for the Vatican in 1541, at the time when Michelangelo painted his Last Judgment masterpiece on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel.”
Franciscan Virtues, in the lower church of Assisi (c. 1335) and in the frequent repetition of the Last Judgment (by Giotto at Padua and the Florence Signoria; by Orcagna at S. Maria Novella, etc.).