Adelaide, aka the city of churches, has for the past month and a half been home to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition. Since its opening, South Australians have been able to walk among state-of-the-art reproductions of the Sistine Chapel’s famous frescoes and be blown away by their astounding beauty. However, the exhibition is coming to a close in about two weeks.
Tickets to look up to the heavens and get up close and personal with one of art history’s greatest works of art are selling fast. October dates are selling out fast but such has been the demand that the exhibition has pulled strings to remain open for one more week. So, if you’re interested in experiencing a unique perspective of the walls and ceilings of the Sistine Chapel right in the heart of Adelaide, get your tickets here.
While the Sistine Chapel exhibition is not exactly like stepping foot in the Vatican City, the high-definition images do capture every aspect, colour and detail of the elysian and biblical scenes painted by the great Michelangelo. A special photo-printing technique emulates their look and feel so that visitors can admire them in all their stunning glory, cracks, crevices and all.
The exhibition is a fantastic complement to the real deal and a not-to-be-missed experience that benefits from informative signage and audio guides. Visitors are also able to capture their experience of the iconic work in photos and not be bothered by militant security guards ushering them along.
The exhibition includes famous pieces like The Last Judgement and The Creation of Adam as well as depictions of the prophets, angels and cherubs in the clouds. They have all been encapsulated in this mesmerising exhibition closing on October 14.
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. 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.