Look up to the heavens inside the hallowed halls of the Sistine Chapel and you are blessed with an elysian world brought to life by the artistry of Michelangelo. This March, Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition you can see the beautiful piece in Manchester, thanks to some technical wizardry, professional expertise and extra special care. It’s time to lay out the red carpet, as one of mankind’s most spectacular works of art is on your doorstep.
It may be that you’ve always dreamed of seeing this masterpiece but couldn’t scrape together the funds for the trip, couldn’t face the flight or even that you’ve already paid a sun-drenched visit to Italy and seen it in the flesh, but accidentally left your glasses at home so all you could make out were some blurry figures standing on clouds. Whatever the reason, this exhibition not only gives you the chance to finally see it in all its glory, but also allows you even closer than before, so you can make out every intricately painted detail.
The piece has been conjured up on a large scale through the use of high-definition photography and a special printing technique, courtesy of digital technology from LA-based SEE Global Entertainment (SEE™). The team behind themed exhibitions such as Star Trek, King Tut, Titanic, Frida Kahlo and more. You’ll be able to soak up everything from a feather in a cherub’s wing to the deadly point of David’s blade as he battles Goliath.
The 34 frescoes have been reproduced in fascinating clarity, almost like you have floated up among the painted clouds in the Sistine Chapel itself. As you take in the brushstrokes and bold colours there will be audio guides and informative guides at hand to shed some light on the artwork. They’ll provide you with a more in-depth look at each section, inviting you into the mind of Michelangelo and detailing his artistic process.
This mesmerising exhibition has already found success across the globe, where the timeless painting has been displayed in cities such as Shanghai, Chicago, Vienna and London. Now, Manchester has been treated to the experience and you can see Michelangelo’s centuries-old work from an entirely unique perspective. Make sure you don’t miss out.