Tickets are selling quickly for the final open dates of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition. The fascinating exhibit, which toured the world before reaching Australia, has continued wowing crowds since opening at The Naval Store in Fremantle a couple of months ago. Soon, time will be up and you won’t be able to look up to the heavens and admire the 34 frescoes as if you were standing on the marbled floor of the hallowed hall itself—an experience that many have said is fantastic, excellent and well-worth attending.
Michelangelo’s work has been recreated using commissioned high-definition photographs as well as a state-of-the-art photo-printing technique that captures every aspect, colour and detail of the elysian and biblical scenes. From the flowing robes to the outstretched hands of Noah and the prophets, the angels and cherubs in the clouds to images of the Creation and the Fall, they have all been encapsulated in this mesmerising exhibition.
Don’t miss out and be amazed by one of history’s greatest works of art.
Thanks to astonishing digital technology and the brains of LA-based SEE Global Entertainment (SEE™), a family of companies that specialise in global touring exhibitions, you will be enamoured by the awe and wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic feats without jetting off to Italy—just the ceiling of the extraordinary work in the Vatican City covers a staggering 40 x 13 metres.
The stunning Renaissance masterpiece, while obviously a must-see for art lovers, is difficult to appreciate when in Rome. Pushy crowds, militant security guards and hard-to-see pieces can make the traditional experience underwhelming. Visitors to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition at the large and historic The Naval Store venue will not have any of these issues when taking in the life-size reproductions in all their intended glory.
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The intricately painted details of the frescoes commissioned by Pope Julius II in 1508 pop right before your very eyes and appear as if you could very well have been standing on the scaffolding next to Michelangelo himself. They are also accompanied by informative signage that details the artistic mastery and inspiration behind his brilliant works. But, if that’s not enough, audio guides are also available to give visitors a deeper dive into the works of art.
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 where they’ll now be able to marvel at every section in incredible clarity—they’ll also be able to take photos.
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is now open at The Naval Store on the corner of Canning Highway and Queen Victoria Street. Doors close on Sunday 17 July.