Ever dreamt of going to the Sistine Chapel to gaze up at Michelangelo’s mesmerising masterpiece, but haven’t had the funds or time? Well, Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is swooping in to save the day. Soon, you won’t need to step foot outside Birmingham to see the spellbinding frescoes up close and from a completely new perspective. You’ll be able to soak up every intricate detail of the famous creation; from the furrowed brow of God to the pointed tip of a devious serpent’s trail.
Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition has already bewitched the crowds at numerous cities such as London, New York, Vancouver and Brisbane. Now, it will be enchanting Birmingham. You’ll get to see the 34 frescoes like never before, getting up close as if you were there beside Michelangelo when he created it all those years ago. This is all possible thanks to the use of licensed high-definition photos and a special printing technique that reproduces the look and feel of the real thing.
The immersive exhibition plunges you right among the prophets, sibyls, cupids and biblical figures of the High Renaissance artwork through giant floor-to-ceiling reproductions. Take in the iconic Creation of Adam, where outstretched fingers are suspended centimetres apart indefinitely; immortalised for centuries thanks to Michelangelo and his paintbrush. Stroll past David and Goliath, frozen in the brutal climax of the battle, and see the pensive form of Jeremiah, draped in billowing jewel-coloured robes.
A must for any art lovers or simply those after a culture fix, the engaging exhibit will transport you to the hallowed halls of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City – all while shedding some light on the history and artistic process through informative signage and audio guides. You can even bring a camera and snap some memorable shots along the way (an action that is prohibited at the Sistine Chapel itself). Make sure you get tickets now if you want to be among the first in Birmingham to see the wondrous exhibition.