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The UCS Part 7: THE SISTINE CHAPEL Community Lot

by StephSim Posted 26th Nov 2010 at 4:51 AM - Updated 13th Mar 2012 at 3:24 PM by StephSim : Updating Images and Editing Text
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This download contains the SISTINE CHAPEL COMMUNITY LOT! Be sure to download BOTH zips for your lot to show properly!


The Ultimate Ceiling Superset (Part 7 of 7): THE SISTINE CHAPEL Community Lot

A Brief History
I know...I know...Ceiling SUPERSET? Really? It all started innocent enough with me needing a few ornate ceilings for my Gwrych Collection. Seeing that necessity is the mother of invention...I had to create what doesn't already exist in a complete set. Besides...methinks these sets are downloads you won't realize you need until you actually start using them. Ceilings and floor tiles are not quite the same and while some of the Maxis and User Created floor tiles are good enough to use as ceilings, ceiling tiles need a to be a bit more 3D. So, I sought out as many ceiling samples as I could find and created others to meet my current and future lot design needs. Basically, I needed a bit more variety. So...thus was born the Ultimate Ceiling Superset! The neat thing is these ceiling tiles are really most (but not all) would look WONDERFUL as floor tiles. There are also a few walls used in the Elemental Texture Set and the Sistine Chapel Texture Set. Basically, there is quite a bit of diversity to this collection which took weeks to pull together and make presentable as not only do you have hundreds of SEAMLESS ceilings, a few SEAMLESS walls and a few SEAMLESS terrains...but you also get the Sistine Chapel Community Lot, as well as sensible texture file names and collection files for each set! enjoy the downloads!


About the Ultimate Ceiling Superset:
The Ultimate Ceiling Superset is massive collection of 632 Textures. There are 7 parts in this collection.
Part 1: CLICK the following LINK to See/Download the 95 TEXTURED Ceiling Floor Textures!
Part 2: CLICK the following LINK to See/Download the 212 TIN Ceiling Floor Textures!
Part 3: CLICK the following LINK to See/Download the 48 WOOD Ceiling Floor Textures! (Includes 2 Complimentary Matching Walls)
Part 4: CLICK the following LINK to See/Download the 60 STONE Ceiling Floor Textures!
Part 5: CLICK the following LINK to See/Download the 80 ELEMENTAL FANTASY Wall, Ceiling/Floor and Terrain Textures!
Part 6: CLICK the following LINK to See/Download the 137 SISTINE CHAPEL Wall and Ceiling/Floor Textures!
Part 7: This DOWNLOAD contains The Sistine Chapel Community Lot!




About This Collection: The Vatican's SISTINE CHAPEL Community Lot

This Post Contains the "ULTIMATE CEILING"...The Sistine Chapel Ceiling! BUT...I'm guessing you would like more than just the ceiling? So...I give you a fully decorated Sistine Chapel Community lot!

The Vatican's Virtual Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel Entrance View
Sistine Chapel Altar View


Be sure to click on the OTHER Sistine Chapel IMAGES below to see more details about the lot!



Lot Size: 2 x 3
Lot Cost: 0 Simoleons (COMMUNITY LOT)

Lot Description:
This lot includes a 3 Story Chapel (with various activities including piano playing, violin playing, reading, singing, poetry recital and sitting pews) and the 4th floor contains the Offices (with computers and books), a Waiting Area (with a Television and Music), Restrooms, a Lounge (with a Buffet Table) and a Gift Shop (for Shopping). There is also a Snack Machine Hallway, an outdoor grill area and an outdoor wedding arch. For your convenience, I included the NPC Dishwasher by Sophie-David to keep your lot tidy!


Now that I've got your attention...It's not a "MAJOR" deal...just 4 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW!

* When you first arrive on this lot I advise clicking on a light or lamp and "Auto" ON all lights in the lot. Because the basement level and first floor level of the chapel have been boolpropped to function as one floor...the basement area is dark like a basement. Because of how low the actual first floor is, it does shed a bit of light on the basement. While I personally like the antiquated, vault-like atmosphere, it is not enough light to "see" everything. To truly appreciate The Chapel in it's entirety, it would be better to turn on the lights. For that too has a grand impact on the wallpaper artwork!

* There is an invisible mirror sharing a tile with the Witch Podium found on the Chapel Altar. If your Sims have "Witching" capabilities, you can click on the podium itself. However, if you would like for your Simmies to "Practice Speech" or to look as though they are delivering a sermon, click around the podium until you get the "Practice Speech" bubble.

* Also upon entering this lot, I highly suggest filling the buffet table on the fourth floor and/or grilling food on the outside grill, so there will be food available for your Simmies to eat. Keep in mind, I also used the NPC Dishwasher by Sophie-David on this lot to keep the lot tidy.

* Be sure to download both files for your lot to show properly.


General Creation Information
This was the most challenging and most intense Sim lot I've ever created (with the exception of Frank Lloyd Wright's "Fallingwater"). It was inspirational and even surreal at times. While I could not create an exact replica...this Sim version is absolutely breathtaking...but you can decide for yourself. It started with a few ceilings and progressed to me using the Vatican's Virtual Sistine Chapel Tour and various other sites (see links below) to pull this together.

The exterior is simple and quite ordinary...but the inside adds much to the adage that you cannot judge a book by its cover. While I've never been to The Sistine Chapel, I feel as though I have after building this lot! Each layer of the chapel's interior has been included: The first level with curtains, Raphael's Tapestries, the Altar and the Choir Stage. The second level with the Life of Moses and Life of Jesus Paintings by artists Bernini, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Roselli, Perugino, Signorelli, Da Lecce and Van Den Broeck AND the third level with paintings of the various Pontiffs (Popes) involved with the Sistine Chapel at the time of it's conception. The fourth level is an addition I created to house a Gift Shop, Buffet Lounge, Restrooms and Papal Offices.


Special Note:
I did alter Michelangelo's "The Last Judgement" images so they would be a bit more discreet and meet uploading standards. Please understand that my alterations are not meant to take away from the beauty of the human body as Michelangelo intended it to be.

An Interesting Sidenote About Sistine Chapel Nudity:
During the remodeling of the actual Sistine Chapel, professional artist were hired to cover much of the nudity in some small way. This was done so by using sashes and scarves. However, if you could compare the images before the restoration and after the restoration, you will notice that several artists must have been used. While some of the revisions done during restoration flow in the style of Michelangelo, others look quite awful. I found myself wondering if the artist (or artists) who painted the awful revisions were either not connecting with Michelangelo's style or if they out of respect for Michelangelo wanted to preserve as much of Michelangelo's original design and allow more flesh than revision to show. Either makes the eyes focus more on the cover-ups than on the actual original artistry. In my version (which you will notice once you are in the Chapel), I tried to stay true to Michelangelo's style and created clothing or sashes that flowed with the painting instead of against it. Imagine...retouching Michelangelo? Totally awesome stuff! enjoy the revisions and the lot. Just for can get an original version of the chapel and compare my revisions. I can only do so from a distance in this post!


The Sistine Chapel was commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV, designed by Baccio Pontelli and constructed by architect Giovanni dei Dolci. It was completed by 1483.

Originally, the ceiling had a starry sky painted by Pier Matteo d'Amelia. In 1508, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to repaint the ceiling. Thus was born an impressive vision of artistic interpretation of Biblical Scenes (notably from Genesis). Michelangelo finished the ceiling in 1512, but he was commissioned again in 1536 by Pope Paul III to paint "The Last Judgement" mural behind the altar.

While the Sistine Chapel Ceiling is indeed impressive, there is so much more history and artistry in The Sistine Chapel. The interior of the Sistine Chapel was sculpted and painted by several Artists and their affiliated workshops over many years. These artists include Bernini, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Roselli, Perugino, Signorelli, Da Lecce and Van Den Broeck.

Artist Raphael also contributed 10 Tapestry Cartoons on the lower walls of the chapel that depict scenes from the Gospels and Acts. Of the 10 Tapestries, 7 survive.

* 7 Tapestries Survive
“The Death of Ananias”
“The Miraculous Draught of Fishes”
“The Handing Over of the Keys”
“The Healing of the Lame Man”
“The Conversion of Saint Paul”
“Saint Paul Preaching in Athens”
“The Sacrifices in Lystra”

* 3 Were Destroyed
"The Stoning of Saint Peter”
“The Blinding of Elymas, the Sorcerer”
“Saint Paul in Prison”

*Matteo Da Lecce and Henrick Van De Broeck painted replacement Fresco Murals above the entry to the Sistine Chapel after the entrance collapsed and destroyed the original frescos by Ghirlandaio and Signorelli .



Custom Content by Me:
- 8 Sistine Chapel Ceiling 5x5 Floors
- 3 Stone Ceiling Floors
- 1 Tin Ceiling Floor
- 16 Sistine Chapel 1x1 Floors
- 10 Sistine Chapel Curtained Walls
- 6 Walls of Sistine Chapel - 2 Entrance Murals
- Sistine Chapel Fresco Mural Divider
- Sistine Chapel Last Judgement Bottom Wall
- 20 Sistine Chapel Last Judgement Mural Walls
- 13 Sistine Chapel North Walls - 6 Murals
- 17 Sistine Chapel POPE Walls
- 13 Sistine Chapel South Walls - 6 Murals
- Sistine Chapel Raphael Tapestry 1A
- 13 Sistine Chapel - Raphael Cartoon Tapestries (7 Murals)

Custom Content Included:
- Bell & Recolour by -Maylin-
- "Elven" Window 02 by -Maylin-
- Lantern Mesh & (Black Recolour) by Maylin
- Medieval Loveseat Church Bench by Ailias
- Ailias Modern Round Bra by Ailias
- Russian Icons Painting 3,5 and 6 by XRAX
- Baptism Basin by Bino Maus
- Arch Candle Small by buggybooz
- Candid Tall Arch Candle and Chandelierby buggybooz
- Invisible Window and Double Window by rebecah
- Mass Bible by Bino Maus
- The Empty Cross by KevinsHope
- Georgian Manor House Interior Door by phoenix_phaerie
- Manor House Tree and 5 Topiaries by phoenix_phaerie
- Stone Border Door by crocobaura
- Church Altar and Statue by DBCAB
- Sexi Boi Picture Mesh by xrax
- Table Runner by Issy at Sims2Artists
- Jesus Wall Cross by KevinsHope
- "Eponymous Garden" Monkshood, Lily & Lily Recolour by Parsimonious Sims 2
- Decorative Community Pay Phone Cover & Rustic Recolour by Parsimonious Sims 2
- "Sultana" Bowl by Parsimonious Sims 2
- B-A-C - Chain Part by Khakidoo
- Kneebench for your church! by Bino Maus
- Kruzefix by feeEssen
- Extendable Table (Middle and End) by mia86
- Pediment Fence 2 by NaniSim
- Big Entry Portico by Parsimonious Sims 2
- Loggia Fence by nanisim
- Plaque 2 by nanisim
- Church Organ by feeEssen
- "Cloister" Column by BrassTex
- Roman Stone Bench by Tarox
- Roman Window by Tarox
- Holiday Candles 1, 2 and 3 by Reyn
- Celtic Daily Scripture Cross by KevinsHope
- NPC Dishwasher by Sophie-David
- End Table Barrel, Trash Barrel and Trash Barrel Recolour by Sophie-David
- Invisible Mirror of Past Reflections by Sophie-David
- Tiny Ceiling Light by senesi2003
- Turnglocke (Bell) by feeEssen
- Medieval Door 1 & Recolour by UK1967
- Medieval Roof Decoration Spire with Cross 1 by UK1967
- Invisible Buffet Tablecloth by pfish
- The Last Supper Painting by sophisim
- Tiger Lily Candle Recolour by Reyn
- Angel Painting by SvJW
- Cafe Curtain 2 by Sarah1141
- Georgian Entry Door & Window by Phoenix Phaerie

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Sophie-David for your love, support and helping me with the Collection Files.

This is a multi-part download:

This is Part 7 of the Ultimate Ceiling Collection. It contains the Sistine Chapel. **Download BOTH zips!**

Be sure to take a look at the other 6 Parts of the UCS Collection!

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Mad Poster
#2 Old 26th Nov 2010 at 5:13 AM
This is an extraordinary lot! I've never seen anything quite like it, and that's saying something for this site.
You out did yourself. I don't know if the lot will be downloaded by many people, but you're an artist, for sure, in my book! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 26th Nov 2010 at 6:17 AM Last edited by wawa180859 : 26th Nov 2010 at 6:28 AM.
Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

One for each of the 7 part Ceiling Superset! Or I coulda just done a single Beautiful! in each link .... but ya know!

Like I mentioned, it brings back fond memories of being there with my tour groups. I expect to see Benedict walking in any moment ...(even though I wish it were still JP II, and I'm not even Catholic)!

Fun trivia for ya, Steph. I was in the Piazza del Campo, Siena, (their main square) when Benedict was elected. The buzz was resounding throughout the square when the Italian TV stations began broadcasting the election results. Everywhere you could hear .... "fumata bianca!" "fumata bianca!" (white smoke! white smoke!). Then my local guide running past me, hollering .... "il maledetto tedesco" (It's the damn German!) It was comical to hear all the Italians in the square all groan ... almost like a collective groan! I found out the Italians weren't too happy about that one!
Test Subject
#4 Old 26th Nov 2010 at 7:36 AM
you're super super!!!!!!
Thank you!
#5 Old 26th Nov 2010 at 1:53 PM
*Speechless* There is no word to describe this!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 26th Nov 2010 at 3:40 PM
OMG! You're a blessed and inspired sim artist. Your lots are always amazing.
Test Subject
#7 Old 26th Nov 2010 at 3:54 PM
I didnt get this download but omg its gorgous!!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 26th Nov 2010 at 4:04 PM
Totally downloaded. Just incredible! Thank you!!!!!!
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 26th Nov 2010 at 6:19 PM Last edited by StephSim : 26th Nov 2010 at 7:30 PM.
Thanks. As I was designing the lot, I wanted it to really capture the true essence of The Sistine Chapel. I thought about the many people who will never be able to actually visit the Vatican to see the artisty for themselves. I also thought about those who are learning about places all over the world AND of course I thought about those who have already visited the Sistine Chapel and wouldn't mind revisiting it. This lot is for all of those people. I wanted this creation to be as close to the real thing as possible. So...I'm hoping many people will download the Chapel to have that bit of real life beauty up close and personal.

Thanks again for the love! :

I'm trying to picture the whole scene. I'm sure Papal elections are a key part of Italian culture (as well as a world wide phenom). I can see the whole scenario in my mind's eye. The excitement that a new Papal leader was chosen...with shouts of "Fumata bianca!"..I imagine it was wild as people waited to hear who the new leader was to be!...Then the disenchantment over the leader not being a national choice. It's hard when tradition makes way for change! (Although Benedict XVI was not the first Non-Italian.) The irony is that this is a "holy" place and people are not only openly disappointed, but are quite non-receptive to a man chosen by the Conclave (who do not make these decisions lightly from what I understand).

I am curious what warrants an election being undecided (Fumata nera!)? I shall do a bit of research after I post!

Thanks for the compliment. Enjoy the lot!

Just wait until you explore the lot. I know you will appreciate it!

Thank you sincerely. I hope you and your Simmies have a great time visiting the chapel!

That's totally fine. I'm realizing that you don't necessarily have to download the lot to appreciate it! So thank you for the compliment.

Thanks for your support for my creations. I really think you will appreciate the total artistry of the lot in capturing the spirit of the Sistine Chapel. Let me know what you think once you've visited the lot with your Sims.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
#10 Old 26th Nov 2010 at 11:31 PM
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I've been there and it's such a stunning chapel. The roof alone is worth seeing You've done a wonderfull job! Wow wow wow :D
Wiki Wizard
#11 Old 26th Nov 2010 at 11:51 PM
woah, this is so stunning You're work on the inside of the chapel is awesome!!!
Field Researcher
#12 Old 27th Nov 2010 at 12:45 AM
Astounding Stephanie! I'm sort of speechless, its really is so wonderful. I'm one of those people who will probably never see it in person due to my disability preventing travel, so I will gladly enjoy your virtual version. Amazing work, you've truly outdone yourself and setting the standard higher for us all!

Visit these sites for more Medieval downloads: Sunni Designs, Plumb Bob Keep, and The Medieval Smithy.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#13 Old 27th Nov 2010 at 6:06 AM
Thank you. I suppose those who have actually visited The Sistine Chapel are among the true "testers" of authenticity for the lot! I hope it measures up once you see it in game!

Thanks. I'm glad you like! :D

BTW - Nice Avatar! A "mooing" giraffe indeed!
I hoope you are not too overwhelmed with RL and school!

Ah...the limitations of life. It's amazing how much we often take for granted. Ah! But that is one of the beauties of Simming...escape, creativity and exploration of the unknown! Please do enjoy the lot!

Ooo...Setting higher standards! Oddly enough...when I create, I spend most of my time trying to improve my sense of design...competing against myself if you will. The best part of creating is having a sense of completeness and genuine style that I can share with others...something perhaps they cannot get anywhere else. You know...each creator adding something genuine for others to share! Just as the things you create are genuinely "sunni" - everything from your recolours to your unique objects to your lots. No one else can do things quite the way you do...that is what I hope to achieve with each creation. I think I like to think of others seeing my creations and being inspired by them if nothing else! Yes. ....Well if I didn't get lost in thought!

I really appreciate your feedback and your kind words. Thank you.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
#14 Old 27th Nov 2010 at 4:06 PM
This is really amazing. Fantastic work!
Field Researcher
#15 Old 28th Nov 2010 at 5:49 AM
Originally Posted by StephSim
others seeing my creations and being inspired by them!

Well, you DEFINITATELY inspire me!!!!

Your Grwych project is what pushed me into making and sharing! You are VERY creative! And this just set the bar!!!!

Well Done!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Whatever you do, do it ALL for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
My mission: To fill the gaps!
Join me on my new Discord channel!
Snag my creations from my LiveJournal!
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 29th Nov 2010 at 12:19 AM
Thanks! Now get back to your own lot creations. Oh....How do you feel about building community lots? Why? Take a look at my Journal.

I love this lot. I just like taking my Simmies there so "I" can admire all the creativity it took the actual Sistine Chapel artists to pull it together. The amount of artwork in that place is enough to live on for several lifetimes!

So when will you get back home?

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
Field Researcher
#17 Old 29th Nov 2010 at 9:04 AM
I am home! And it is SOOOOO good to be back!!!! :D
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#18 Old 30th Nov 2010 at 1:06 AM now you have the PM!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 30th Nov 2010 at 4:46 AM
can i say holy sh**??? that's freaking amazing..
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#20 Old 1st Dec 2010 at 3:05 AM
You can and I shall say "Thanks DVG"!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
Field Researcher
5th Dec 2010 at 4:09 PM
You're such a talent!
This message has been deleted by ShineShine. Reason: already commented in another part of this set. Thanks anyways!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 6th Dec 2010 at 12:17 AM
WOW Stephanie!! I finally got M&G and I can't wait to play in this. Your artwork is simply amazing! Beautiful work
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#22 Old 6th Dec 2010 at 7:39 AM Last edited by StephSim : 6th Dec 2010 at 7:49 AM.
Thanks brprevite! Although I'm sure there are a few Italian painters and scuplturers who are far more worthy of the amazing Rosselli, Michelangelo, Perugino...'s strange how people select the EPs they are going to get. As a lot builder, I find I like having more build-mode and exterior related items. While I understand the idea of objects being Base-Game only, I really find that Base game ONLY lots are quite strange for all intents and purposes. APT life and M&G have a few exterior lot design decorative items that I well as my loving to have ceilings in my game. I wish I knew which major EPs the majority of players actually have.

All off-topic...LOL...Methinks I need to sleep.

Glad you got M&G and do enjoy the lot. Thanks for your kind words my friend.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
#23 Old 16th Jul 2011 at 11:43 PM
I'm not Christian but this is havenistic and realistic thank you so much for sharing!
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#24 Old 2nd Aug 2011 at 7:35 AM
Well...methinks many a non-Christian may wander into the Sistine Chapel simply to enjoy the artistry! So, why not your Simmies too! Thank you for the compliment purexevil666.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
Test Subject
#25 Old 8th Sep 2011 at 6:54 PM
What an absolute artist you are. This in extraordinary - incredible - I downloaded it and it is beautiful in the game. Easily loaded and everything in tact. Thank you so much for this wonderful piece of art.
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