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In order to paint the ceiling, Michelangelo built his own scaffolding, a wooden platform supported by brackets inserted into holes in the walls, at the height of the windows. Contrary to popular belief, he didn't lie down on the platform to paint; rather, he painted standing up—an awkward position which caused him great discomfort. He even wrote a poem about how uncomfortable he was while painting, and included a sketch of himself painting while standing up with his back arched backwards.

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