Posts Tagged ‘Michelangelo’

Fancy seeing the Sistine Chapel like Michelangelo did?

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Fancy seeing the Sistine Chapel like Michelangelo did? New photographs of the Sistine Chapel’s artworks have been presented in a massive book that shows them in 1:1 ratio. In other words, the photos show the artworks as the actual size Michelangelo painted them. The book will enable art lovers to have a close-up view of Read more

The Gap

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

In 1977, work began on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel ceiling to remove 500 years of incense and candle smoke from Michelangelo’s paintings. When the chapel was opened again in 1989, not everyone was happy with the result. The colours were so bright some people saw them as gaudy, and believed Michelangelo’s masterpiece had Read more

Sistine Chapel replica opened in Mexico City

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

A temporary life-sized replica of the Sistine Chapel has been put up in Mexico City as a private art project. The replica, which has been approved by the Vatican, is open to the public until June 30. The replica was created using more than 2.7 million photographs printed on cloth and hung from a metal Read more

Sistine Chapel improvements to protect great artworks

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

A more powerful air-conditioning system is being installed in the Sistine Chapel as breath and sweat from visitors threaten to damage artworks. Since Pope Francis was elected in March, 2013, more than 5.5 million people have been through the chapel. This amounts to 20,000 a day and 30,000 on Sundays, when entrance is free. But Read more

Touring Michelangelo’s Rome

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Michelangelo had been on his back for 20 months, resting sparingly, and sleeping in his clothes to save time. When it was all over, however, in the fall of 1512, the masterpiece that he left behind on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome would leave the world forever altered. Born in 1475 to Read more