This is amazing! I love looking at details such as this. I can imagine Michelangelo actually putting down those brush strokes too. Thanks for posting this piece Ted!
Yeah, you can stare at this for a long time. I remember seeing a piece (probably in National Geographic) about the restoration job on the ceiling and it showed some close ups from inches away, one where there were bristles from his brush stuck into the plaster. Now I want to go see the real thing.