(Columbus, September 20, 2021) — The Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) welcomes the general public to the most famous fresco in the world, Michelangelo – A Different View. The sculptor and painter, Michelangelo, spent four years of his life on scaffolding under the vaulted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel painting his interpretation of the history of creation. The exhibit will be on display at the GCCC from December 22, 2021 – January 23, 2022.
Michelangelo – A Different View allows for guests to view magnificent works of Michelangelo, the originals of which adorn the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the height of nearly 70 feet. Far away from the enormous streams of visitors to the Sistine Chapel, visitors here can take in the imposing paintings at their leisure and soak them in from only a few feet away.
Under the license of the Vatican Museums, the images were reproduced and transferred to special fabric webs. This technique allows true-to-life reproduction providing a glimpse of the works, which, apart from Michelangelo, has been given to only a few people.
Following the restoration of the Sistine Chapel between 1982 and 1994, a Japanese team received permission to film the newly resplendent Chapel. Photo slides were made of the frescoes in a 200 x 250 mm format, which since have been guarded by the Vatican Museums like a treasure – which is indeed what they truly are.
These elaborate reproductions of the paintings in the exhibition Michelangelo – A Different View allow visitors an intimate experience with the stunning frescoes of the Florentine genius. The exhibition by no means attempts to reproduce the Sistine Chapel. Instead, it aims to provide observers with a view of Michelangelo’s technique which is still setting standards today. The experience also develops a very personal perspective of the depictions and intentions of the artist.
“The format of this event is ideal when bringing in the community into the facility given our expansive space,” said GCCC General Manager John R. Page. We can accommodate large numbers comfortably and safely so guests can enjoy the artwork while maintaining social distance. The pieces that will be on display are incredible and will be a must-see for all art lovers.”
Tickets for Michelangelo – A Different View will be available for purchase on September 20, 2021 at 12:00PM and are priced from $10 – $17, with group discounts and family packs available. Tickets will be sold in 1-hour sessions to allow for staggered entrance and to maintain physical distancing. For more information on ticket prices and session times, visit www.columbusconventions.com.
Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/MichelangeloCBUS
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