Exhibition

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: A Different View

5 Jul 2019 – 29 Sep 2019

Event times

Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cost of entry

Pre-booked online: £5.00
At the venue: £6.00
16s and under: free. Tickets must be booked to allow entry.
Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded. On arrival at the Discovery Centre, please proceed to City Space on the ground floor to redeem your ticket.

Winchester Discovery Centre

Winchester, United Kingdom

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“Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable idea of what one man is capable of achieving.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1787

About

The UK premiere of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: A Different View at The Gallery and City Space in Winchester Discovery Centre allows unprecedented closeness to the magnificent works of Michelangelo which adorn the chapel ceiling, normally 22 metres above visitors’ heads. Officially licensed by the Vatican Museums, the frescoes have been photographed, reproduced at high resolution and transferred onto special fabric webs. This technique allows a true-to-life reproduction of the ceiling and gives visitors a unique opportunity for an otherwise impossible close-up view of his brushwork.

The panels on display vividly reveal how Michelangelo used bright colours for the Sistine Chapel to make the figures more easily visible from the floor. He was originally commissioned only to paint the twelve apostles, but persuaded the Pope to let him paint scenes and individuals of his own choosing. Consequently, the chapel is peopled with over 300 characters from the Bible. By separating the frescoes into a series of panels, the exhibition allows art lovers to closely study particular aspects of Michelangelo’s work.

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