|Sistine Chapel Replica in Oculus|
Working on the Sistine Chapel was so unpleasant that Michelangelo wrote a poem about his misery.
|Sistine Chapel in Vatican|
hunched up here like a cat in Lombardy
(or anywhere else where the stagnant water's poison).
My stomach's squashed under my chin,my beard's
pointing at heaven, my brain's crushed in a casket,
my breast twists like a harpy's. My brush,
above me all the time, dribbles paint
so my face makes a fine floor for droppings!
Since the 15th century, papal conclaves have been held in the Chapel, and it is here that the future pope is chosen. Those outside the chapel have to watch the chimney - black smoke means they’re still deciding, while white smoke signals the election of a new pope.
About 17,000 people visit Vatican museums daily.
|Sistine Chapel replica in Great Britain|
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|Sistine Chapel replica in Mexico City|
This summer Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel had been recreated at the Oculus, World Trade Center Transportation Hub, completed in 2016.
Scott Sanders, who produced wonders like “The Color Purple” musical, placed the Sistine Chapel into the World Trade Center site.
An art exhibit features 34 nearly life-size copies of the Renaissance painter’s frescoes that adorn the Sistine Chapel in Rome .
"The Last Judgment’ 45-by-40 feet. Not many places to hang that. We nearly shrunk it because we weren’t sure we could hang it from the Oculus’ 80-foot ceiling.
Engineers worked all night until 3 a.m. The Oculus is a train hub with 200,000 people a day passing through and when the first commuters came by, it caused a commotion even on Instagram. Look, it’s serendipitous. It’s proof that downtown has come back.
Seeing it actually in the Sistine Chapel, it’s only for a few minutes. Your head’s cranked back, not up close, you can’t see every detail. We have 34 frescoes photographed on large canvases, which people can examine as long as they like. We have audio guides in four languages. "
“Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel” is open from June 23 until July 23.
Mexican replica is free, hand-painted replica in Worthing is free. The ticket for the Vatican Museums that represent one of the largest art collection in the world including entrance into the Sistine Chapel is 25 euros.
The price for the ticket to Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel is $22 USD including audio guide.
If you do not want to waste money and want to see REAL Michelangelo, the artist is the subject of a huge new exhibition coming to the Metropolitan Museum of Art later this year.