Discover the painted world Michelangelo created through brushstrokes, biblical influence and boundless creativity, all without stepping foot outside of Leeds. Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is bringing this cornerstone of High Renaissance art to your doorstep on September 13, with tickets being released to the public on August 25 at 11am. Thanks to the use of high-definition photography and a special printing technique, you can soak up the intricate masterpiece like never before, and you don’t need to jet off to Italy to do so.
The frescoes that adorn the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel are some of the most iconic art in history, but sometimes the thought of getting to see it for yourself seems like a far-fetched daydream. This mesmerising art exhibition – which will be transforming a 20,000sqft complex in the heart of Leeds – is your answer. You’ll not only get to save some pennies but you’ll be treated to a unique, up-close look at Michelangelo’s biblical figures, rosy-cheeked cherubs and billowing robes that you likely wouldn’t get from simply squinting up at the ceiling itself.
The piece has been conjured up on a large scale through the use of digital technology from LA-based SEE Global Entertainment (SEE™). The team behind themed exhibitions such as Star Trek, King Tut, Titanic, Frida Kahlo and more. You’ll be able to take in everything from a feather in a cherub’s wing to the deadly point of David’s blade as he battles Goliath.
The 34 frescoes have been reproduced in fascinating clarity, almost like you have floated up among the painted clouds in the Sistine Chapel itself. As you take in the details and bold colours there will be audio guides and informative guides at hand to shed some light on the artwork. They’ll provide you with a more in-depth look at each section, inviting you into the mind of Michelangelo and detailing his artistic process.
This striking exhibition has already found success across the globe, where the timeless painting has been displayed in cities such as Shanghai, Chicago, Vienna and London. Now, Leeds will be treated to the experience and you will get to see Michelangelo’s centuries-old work from an entirely unique perspective. Make sure you don’t miss out and sign up to the waitlist now.