Adelaide, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition has come to the City of Churches. A limited number of tickets remain on sale but thankfully the exhibition has been extended by one week—now closing on October 14—so there’s a little bit of extra time for you to look up to the heavens and admire the famous 34 frescoes.
The marvelous exhibit has already popped up in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth on the Australian leg of its global tour. Offering visitors a unique perspective of one of art history’s greatest works of art, it is your chance to get up close and personal without jetting off to Italy, without insufferable crowds and without straining your eyes and neck.
What to expect at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition
Whether visitors have already been to the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City or not, everyone at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition can admire the historical artwork at their own pace and with the ability to capture their experience of the iconic work in photos. From the brilliant colours of each scene to the minute detail of the human form in every pose, it’s all there to be seen and believed.
The Renaissance paintings from the hallowed hall have been reproduced with special expertise and care in a truly unique way. High-definition photos capture every aspect, colour and detail of the elysian and biblical scenes as well as every crack and crevice of the original paintings while a special photo-printing technique emulates their look and feel so that they can be reproduced in all their stunning glory.
The exhibition includes famous pieces like The Last Judgement and The Creation of Adam—you know, the one that’s been parodied a thousand times over—as well as depictions of the prophets, angels and cherubs in the clouds. They have all been encapsulated in this mesmerising exhibition coming to Adelaide.
While obviously a must-see for art lovers, the Sistine Chapel is difficult to appreciate when in Rome. Pushy crowds, militant security guards and hard-to-see pieces can make the traditional experience underwhelming. Visitors to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition won’t have any of these issues when taking in the life-size replicas displayed right in front of them.
Visitors will also be able to engage with the artworks in ways that are not possible when in Rome as each image is accompanied in Adelaide by informative signage. Audio guides are also available for an even more in-depth Sistine Chapel experience.
A step into Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is to immerse yourself in the work of the master artist. It might not be the Sistine Chapel itself but for many of us, it’s the best we can get. And, for others, it’s the perfect addition to a trip to the Vatican City.
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition closes on October 14.