Up Close In Indy: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

Jul 10, 2022 749

BY: Christina Vercelletto

For those of you who’d like an Art History 101 refresher, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was a painter and sculptor of the High Renaissance, best known for his frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. It took him nearly five years to finish the job, and the resultant masterpieces have been revered ever since. No, nothing from Rome has been physically transported here.

What you’re going to see is 34 reproductions, including the monumental The Last Judgement. But what reproductions they are. They’re the exact same size as the originals, and created with a depth of detail that is everything modern technology can muster. The frescoes have been duplicated using a licensed, high-definition photography method, then printed with a giclée process that mimics the look and feel of the real deals. 

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SOURCE: https://www.indianapolismonthly.com

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