See the Sistine Chapel in The Oculus

Jun 27, 2017 1038

BY: Eva Kis

As breathtaking as they are, there are a couple of fundamental problems with Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel frescoes: They’re in Italy, and they’re on a very high ceiling. The new touring exhibit “Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel” solves both of those problems by recreating life-size reproductions of the famous Renaissance paintings.

Opening June 23 in the suitably dramatic setting of The Oculus inside downtown Manhattan’s Westfield World Trade Center, “Up Close” is made up of museum-quality images taken by photographer Erich Lessing of the master’s many frescoes adorning the ceilings of The Vatican’s most famous church.

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