Except for a two-year venture to Rome to paint frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, Domenico Ghirlandaio lived and worked in Florence. His work is identified by his precision in architecture, figures, landscapes painting, and still-life elements. Ghirlandaio generally avoided effects that could be interpreted as dramatic, imaginative, or poetic. Prolific, he once stated that he wished he could cover the entire circuit of the Florentine city walls with frescoes. His greatest accomplishments were the decorative narrative schemes that he devised for Florentine family chapels.