The amazing Sistine Chapel exhibition has now arrived in Manchester, inviting art-lovers and culture vultures to soak up one of the greatest creations in humankind. No need to jet off to Italy, the spellbinding experience is happening right here in your city, adding a splash of Italian Renaissance artistry to a space inside the Trafford Palazzo.
Don’t worry, there is no elaborate art heist or teleportation device at work here. The 34 beautiful frescoes are still safely back in the Vatican City, and have actually been recreated through the use of high-definition photography and a special printing technique that masterfully emulates the look and feel of the real thing. Each striking biblical scene and vivid colour – think emerald-greens and citrine-oranges – has been reproduced in all its glory for you to admire up close.
One of the most fascinating elements of Michelangelo’s work of art is his expressive use of the human form. In this exhibition you’ll get to see his attention to detail in every figure depicted: from the sinewy muscles draped with billowing robes to the deep set eyes of a frowning face. This is a chance to take in the distinctive brushstrokes and intricate features of the Italian artist’s paintings from a completely unique perspective. You’ll be sure to discover all manner of things you may not have seen gazing up from the marble floors of the Sistine Chapel.
If you fancy a more in-depth look at the artistic process behind the breathtaking frescoes then there will be audio guides and informative signage throughout the exhibition. By the time you emerge, you’re sure to be spouting off Michelangelo facts and sharing the inside story on the Sistine Chapel to anyone who will listen.
There’s no need to wait a moment longer, you can pay a visit to the immersive Sistine Chapel exhibition now. Just grab a ticket, head to Trafford Palazzo and prepare to lose yourself in Michelangelo’s incredible artistry.