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In the essay The City of Robots Umberto Eco describes his experiences at Disneyland At the end of his essay Eco claims that Disneyland is Americas Sistine Chapel-a place where our true national values are shown in artistic form I agree with this claim To show why I agree with Ecos claim I am going examine both the Sistine Chapel and Disneyland I want to show what they are and what their values mean to each nation because by doing so one will begin to see that they are not so different after all The Sistine Chapel is a famous chapel in the palace of the Vatican in Rome The chapel was built between 1475 and 1483 in the time of Pope Sixtus IV The chapel is a simple rectangle in shape and is not very big only 134 feet long 44 feet wide and 85 feet high A flattened barrel vault with little side vaults over the centered windows roofs it The thing that makes the Sistine Chapel so amazing is its walls and ceiling On its walls and ceiling are some of the greatest art ever produced in the Western world The wall paintings were painted by Pietro Perugino Sandro Botticelli Domenico Ghirlandaio Cosimo Rosselli Luca Signorelli and their workshops which included Pinturicchio Piero di Cosimo and Bartolomeo della Gatta Michelangelo Buonarroti was commissioned by Pope Julius II della Rovere in 1508 to repaint the ceiling the work was completed between 1508 and 1512 He painted the Last Judgement over the altar between 1535 and 1541 being commissioned by Pope Paul III Farnese The Sistine Chapel holds many values for its nation It is the place where many famous ceremonies are held It is also the chapel where the Vaticans vote for the new pope The great paintings in the chapel tell you stories leave you feeling very amazed and let you lose touch with reality The paintings on the walls tell the
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