The marvel of the Sistine Chapel has now arrived in Glasgow with the Sistine Chapel exhibition, inviting art-lovers and cultural connoisseurs to soak up one of the greatest creations in humankind. No need to jet off to Italy, the spectacular experience is happening right here in Glasgow, adding a splash of Italian Renaissance artistry to the Old Ice Rink at Braehead Shopping Centre.
Don’t worry, there’s been no elaborate art heist or any sci-fi the upside down type of scenario at work here. The original 34 frescoes are still safely back in the Vatican City, and have been masterfully recreated through the use of high-definition photography and a special printing technique that emulates not only the look but also the feel of the real thing. Each striking biblical scene and vivid colour – think emerald-greens and citrine-oranges – has been reproduced in all its splendour for you to admire up close.
One of the most fascinating elements of Michelangelo’s work of art is his expressive use of the human form. In this exhibition, you’ll get to see his attention to detail in every figure depicted: from the sinewy muscles draped with billowing robes to the deep set eyes of a frowning face. This is a chance to take in the distinctive brushstrokes and intricate features of the Italian artist’s paintings from a completely unique and immersive perspective. You’ll be sure to discover all manner of things you may not have seen gazing up from the marble floors of the Sistine Chapel.
If you fancy a more in-depth look at the artistic process behind the breathtaking frescoes then there will be audio guides and informative signage throughout the exhibition. By the time you emerge, you’re sure to be a Michelangelo buff reeling off facts and sharing the inside story on the Sistine Chapel whenever you get a chance.
There’s no need to wait either, you can visit to the immersive Sistine Chapel exhibition right now in Glasgow. Just grab your ticket, head to the Old Ice Rink at Braehead Shopping Centre and prepare to lose yourself in Michelangelo’s incredible artistry.