put a steel rod in his nose to make it resemble Michelangelo's broken one, but Rex Harrison
steadfastly refused to grow a beard, even though the real-life Julius II had one during a short period of his papacy. See more
On the eastern wall of the Sistine Chapel, we can see two frescoes that have been painted by Arrigo Paludano in 1571 and Matteo da Lecce, thirty years after Michelangelo completed the Last Judgement (1541). They replaced the first paintings by Signorelli and Ghirlandaio destroyed by a partial collapsing of the wall. Obviously, they couldn't be shown if the action takes place between 1508 and 1512. See more
For what is an artist in this world but a servant, a lackey for the rich and powerful? Before we even begin to work, to feed this craving of ours, we must find a patron, a rich man of affairs, or a merchant, or a prince or... a Pope. We must bow, fawn, kiss hands to be able to do the things we must do or die.
We are harlots always peddling beauty at the doorsteps of the mighty.
If it comes to that, I won't be an artist.
You'll always be an artist. You have no choice.