Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition showcases the awe and wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, while allowing its visitors to experience this art from an Up-Close, Life-Sized, and Never-Before-Seen perspective.
All roads may lead to Rome but sometimes they lead Rome’s most celebrated artist to Tampa Bay…April 29 through June 24 at the Westshore Plaza in Tampa. Come out to Tampa’s Westshore Plaza for a unique virtual art experience, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition running Friday, April 29 through Friday, June 24. See the artist’s ceiling frescoes in all their glory reproduced to enable viewers to come face-to-face with Michelangelo’s work (no visit to St. Peter’s Basilica required).
With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced in a unique way using licensed high-definition photos. Brought to life using a special printing technique that emulates the look and feel of the original paintings, visitors are given a chance to engage with the artwork in ways that were never before possible: seeing every detail, every brushstroke, and every color of the artist’s thirty-four frescoes. Each image is accompanied by informative signage, and audio guides are available to rent for an even more in-depth experience.
This globally successful exhibition is an innovative and unique interpretation of Michelangelo’s timeless masterpiece. Whether visitors have already been to the Sistine Chapel or not, everyone can admire the artwork up close, at their own pace, and with the ability to capture photographic memories of this iconic work.
History of the Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel
You will not find many people that are unfamiliar with Michelangelo’s famous fresco, “the creation of man,” in which the two outstretched index fingers seem like they could move at any moment. the simple structure of the painting symbolizes nothing less than the origin of humanity, the ensoulment of the first man by God. it forms part of the wall and ceiling frescoes in the Sistine chapel that brought Michelangelo Buonarroti worldwide renown.
While visitors to the Vatican Museums in Rome can marvel at these frescoes only from afar, “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition” now offers the opportunity to observe these masterpieces close up, in the form of reproductions. The exhibition takes us up onto the scaffolding during restoration for a new perspective. After centuries of use, the paintings in the Chapel had become covered in such a thick layer of dust and soot, and because of this deterioration the brilliance of the original luminous colors had all but disappeared. It was not until the comprehensive restoration work carried out in the 1980’s and 1990’s that the true richness of color in the wall and ceiling frescoes could once more be observed. The exhibition illustrates the restoration and allows us to view the monumental paintings from only four meters, as opposed to the usual twenty meters. “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel” thus brings an entirely new perspective to this work by Michelangelo and acts as a form of art.
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