The Sistine Chapel Exhibition makes its way across the globe
The extravagant Sistine Chapel exhibition will feature 34 masterpieces of Michelangelo and will be travelling to different cities around the globe including Singapore.
You can now have a tour of the renowned Sistine Chapel in the comfort of your own country in the upcoming months. The widely acclaimed exhibition, “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition” will start in the United States before it ventures out internationally to cities such as Paris, Madrid, Singapore, Toronto and more, according to Artnet.
The exhibition will mirror the previous iteration that was held in New York’s Oculus Train Station in 2017 where full-sized replicas of Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel frescoes will make its way to the various locations.
This new exhibition will utilise state-of-the-art technology to reproduce 34 pieces that the Renaissance master has created. The selected artworks will be recreated using the Giclée printing process on a nylon surface that is similar to a movie theatre screen.
The Sistine Chapel exhibition is produced by Special Entertainment Events, which has previously organised similar shows including King Tut, the Titanic, and Star Trek. The images of the artworks are shot by Austrian photographer Erich Lessing with the production expertise of Bridgeman Images.
Viewers will be able to examine these pieces up close unlike the actual Sistine Chapel experience where the artworks are located high up in the ceilings. Being located at eye level, the pieces can be examined more closely. The individual brushstrokes of Michelangelo can be observed as well as minute details, which might not otherwise be observed. Famous creations such as “The Creation of Adam” and the slightly smaller 40-foot-tall “Last Judgement” will be available.
Those who have visited the Sistine Chapel in Italy will remember that a no-photograph policy is strictly enforced within the building. But this exhibition will welcome visitors to take as many photographs as they want.
According to the event’s page, visits to the exhibition will typically last from an hour to 90 minutes and the prices start from US$20.
For more information about “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition”, click here.
By Joseph Low