The Exhibition

It took Michealangelo four years on a framework to leave to posterity one of the greatest art treasures in the world. The exhibition will give you the unique opportunity to see Michelangelo's extraordinary masterpieces of the Sistine Chapel in a not before seen way.

 

The exhibition DER ANDERE BLICK reverses the situation: the view is not directed upwards, at a height of 22 m, but downwards. In the original size, the ceiling frescoes are brought down to earth and are within reach.

 

The pictures were elaborately reproduced and transferred to special fabric panels. This technique allows for a true-to-life rendition and provides a glimpse of the works, which until now, apart from Michelangelo himself, have only been given to a few people. Every visitor gets an audioguide at no extra charge, where "Michelangelo himself" explains everything.

The Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel bears the name of its patron Pope Sixtus IV, who had the ancient Great Chapel rebuilt between 1477 and 1480. The designs were created by the architect Baccio Pontelli, who left the existing walls of the Great Chapel up to a third of their height and integrated them into the new building of the Sistine Chapel.

 

The chapel was used as a meeting room and was also built in defense of the Turkish troops, which threatened the eastern coast of Italy at that time. The Sistine Chapel now houses some of the most famous paintings in the world. Parts of the interior of the chapel were designed by famous Florentine painters such as Perugino, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Rosselli.

VISITOR INFORMATION

Opening Hours:

08.09.-07.12.2019

 

Monday to Saturday:    10 – 18.00
Saturday:                       closed

 

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