The Last Judgment was planned for the present altar wall as a perennial
warning about the frailty of life and the universe.
Sistine Chapel Last
To the center Christ is represented surrounded from the saints and with
his mother to his side.
Central detail: Christ
On the top there are two upper lunettes with groups of angels bearing
in flight the symbols of the Passion
detail: angels with Symbols of the Passion
St Catherine of Alexandria with the cogwheel and St Sebastian kneeling
holding the arrows are the covered figures by Daniele da Volterra with
Right of the middle
section: St Catherine and St Biagio
To the left of the Christ St Andrew can be recognized, turned of
shoulders, with his cross in hand and St John the Baptist, mighty in
his build, he could represent Adam.
Left of the middle
section: Adam or St John the Baptist
In the middle there are the angels of the Apocalypse who are
wakening the dead to the sound of long trumpets.
Middle Section: Angels
with long trumpets
In the bottom there's St Bartholomew with his own skin which is usually
recognized as being a self-portrait of Michelangelo
Middle Section: St
The Minos body is wrapped in the coils of the serpent.
Right of bottom section:
Charon with his oars, together with his devils, makes the damned get
out of his boat.
Middle of bottom section: