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Sistine Chapel Fresco Was Revealed To The Public 500 Years Ago Today, In 1512

Five hundred years ago today every single fresco was put to shame when the painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was first revealed to the public. The painted work embodies the artistic lifeblood of the High Renaissance and serves as a living tapestry of spirituality, visual storytelling and bodies in motion. The Chapel also inaugurated the artistic tradition of luring in a gigantic amount of tourists, craning their necks, sweating profusely and jostling to get a prime position beneath a work of genius.

To celebrate the event, the Vatican made available a spectacular virtual tour:
you can see it here:
http://www.vatican.va/various/cappel..._vr/index.html

I've been there dozens of times, it's one of the few things in the world I could stare at forever


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Old 11-01-2012, 12:37 PM
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That is truly incredible.

Almost unbelievable.

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A masterpiece like the virtual tour. it's like you're there in person.

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Re: Sistine Chapel Fresco Was Revealed To The Public 500 Years Ago Today, In 1512

great post. Thanks

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