If you’ve wanted to travel to Vatican City and gaze at Michelangelo’s meticulously painted Sistine Chapel frescoes, here’s what you can do instead! A touring exhibition in Chicago is all set to display 34 almost life-size reproductions of the Renaissance artist’s paintings, including The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment.
Titled “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition,” the traveling showcase debuted in Dallas in 2016 and has since gone on view in cities around the world. It will be coming to Chicago at Oakbrook Center, officially opening to the public Wednesday, May 19, and running through August 15.
Visitors will be able to explore the artwork up close and at their own pace with an informative and engaging audio guide. They will roughly 60 to 90 minutes to walk among all the massive panels in the exhibit, brought to Chicago through a partnership between SBX Group and SEE Global Entertainment and the leading entertainment discovery platform, Fever.
Commenting on it, Martin Biallas, the founder and CEO of Special Entertainment Events (SEE), said, “It took us almost two years to find the right design, high-res images and the best fabric for printing the images so it would provide the right look and feel of a fresco. That wasn’t easy. A fresco is when the artist paints on wet plaster, and when it dries, it absorbs the color and paint. An oil painting looks completely different.”
[Via: Time Out]