The site of Michelangelo’s famous frescoes has a strict no-photos policy.
Standing in the chapel last week, I had the feeling that I was seeing something I would never see again: the Sistine Chapel not just as a complete work of art, but as a complete cultural artifact, restored to its Renaissance appearance for a fleeting moment.
The tapestries — made out of silk, wool, and gold and silver thread — have been restored over the past decade by conservationists at the Vatican Museum.
Visitors flock to the Sistine Chapel to view Michelangelo’s frescoes, but the fingers of God and Adam are now also meeting in Mexico City in a recently revealed, full-size replica of the entire building.
The Renaissance artist Michelangelo was fascinated by human anatomy.
For the first time in its 600-year history, the Sistine Chapel has been rented out for a private event organized by Porsche, The Telegraph reported.
From pages of Reddit’s Funny section emerges this hilarious use of one of Michelangelo’s most iconic images from Sistine Chapel on Facebook.