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Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Not just one painting, but 9 major panels, surrounded by smaller paintings. The panels depict Biblical scenes.

Panels 1-3: God creates the world
Panel 4: God creates Adam
Panel 5: God creates Eve
Panel 6: Adam & Eve leave Eden
Panel 7: The Flood
Panel 8: Noah builds Ark
Panel 9: The Drunkeness of Noah (Michelangelo wanted to show that even great men can be weak)