Michelangelo's Puzzle, Solving the Mystery on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling tells the dramatic story of a young boy's undying dream to become a great fresco painter, and the fear he has to overcome from his father's beatings for wanting to pursue that dream. Three times Michelangelo runs away from his dream: the first when he's a 14 year old apprentice painter for Domenico Ghirlandaio, then again after he challenges Leonardo da Vinci to a battle of frescoes in the Great Hall of Florence, and the last time after he's offered the Sistine Chapel ceiling and responds by jumping on the back of a horse for a 170 mile race to escape Rome while being chased down by five of the pope’s soldiers. Only when Michelangelo can run no more does he finally realize his dream: by painting his first ever fresco on the Sistine Chapel ceiling; an accomplishment so important he marks the occasion by leaving a secret message above the altar, a message that reveals the ceiling's meaning.
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