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PICTURED TODAY THURSDAY 4th JULY: The replica of the roof of the Sistine Chapel on display at Winchester Discovery Centre.
UK premiere of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: A Different View exhibition in Winchester.
Renaissance master Michelangelo spent four years of his life high up on scaffolding under the vaulted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, painting one of the most famous frescoes in the world.
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: A Different View (5 July Ð 29 September 2019) - the UK premiere of this international exhibition - allows for the first time ever closeness to the magnificent works, normally 22 metres above visitors' heads.
Officially licensed by the Vatican Museums, the frescoes have been photographed and reproduced at high resolution and transferred to 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.
The exhibition is split across the three Winchester venues, it starts at the Winchester Discovery Centre, and finishes at the 13th century Great Hall, home of the symbolic Medieval Round Table, where a giant 6 metre x 6 metre panel of The Last Judgment is on display.
The exhibition on at the City Space in Winchester Discovery Centre runs from 5 July Ð 29 September 2019
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