When it comes to seeing history’s great works of art, there’s often a lot of travel involved for South Australians. But, that has changed with Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition. Having opened in Adelaide on July 27, visitors could surround themselves with 500-year-old depictions of God, the heavens, prophets and angels, and experience one of humanity’s greatest artistic achievements in the heart of the city. Due to its enormous success in the city, the exhibition has been extended. However, it’s only for one extra week and will now close on October 14.
The awe-inspiring exhibit has been met with rave reviews wherever it has popped up. Visitors in Perth, the exhibit’s previous stop on the Australian leg of its global tour, have said that it is “a fabulous experience”, “totally mesmerising” and “phenomenal.” See what they’re talking about and…
Sistine Chapel Exhibition Details
The intricate features, brush strokes and minute elements have all been captured in this magnificent exhibition of history’s most famous interior paintings. From the flowing robes to the tensed muscles, from the face of God to the prophets and sibyls, they all appear right before your very eyes in stunning detail.
The Sistine Chapel exhibition includes such famous pieces as The Last Judgement and The Creation of Adam. These, along with every other image, have been reproduced in life-size iterations by means of licensed high-definition photos and an extra-special photo-printing technique. The displays even feature all the cracks and blemishes that have appeared in the Apostolic Palace in Rome since Michelangelo painted the walls and ceilings between 1508 and 1512.
Visitors to the exhibition in other cities have also made it known that they “learnt much more than when (they) visited the Sistine Chapel” thanks to informative signage and audio guides as well as having the time and space to examine the images at their own pace. And without hawkish security guards, they have been able to record their experience with photos of the famous 34 frescoes.
Whether you have already stood on the marbled and coloured stone floors of the Sistine Chapel or are planning a trip to The Eternal City in the future, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is a fantastic complement to the real deal and a not-to-be-missed experience.
Don’t miss out and experience the Sistine Chapel exhibition before it is packed up and flown to Sydney.