When in Rome once can visit the illustrious Sistine Chapel. Now, in Montreal for the next few months, it is possible to visit the chapel in amazing high tech awesomeness. The monumental work by Renaissance master Michelangelo has enjoyed fame for over 500 years. Now it can be admired close up and personal at the Palais Des Congres.
The world premiere for this stunning exhibit was announced by Martin Biallas, CEO, Special Entertainment Events Inc. (SEE), a Hollywood-based company specializing in successful touring attractions such as Star Trek & Titanic. The firm has partnered with Giobeau Productions, a LA-based production company directed by CEO Beau Ioana, and Icon Vision Media, a Montreal multimedia company directed by CEO Rudee Vyas. The collaborating team chose Montreal for the world première of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel as the Palais de Congrès’ recently inaugurated exhibit space Espace 1001 is ideal to showcase the huge exhibit. Tickets went on sale Thursday, June 11, 2015.
‘‘Visitors can view the magnificent art at a distance impossible to achieve in the actual Sistine Chapel in Rome. Our special photographic reproduction technique captures the look, size and feel of the original frescoes through the use of licensed original photos,’’ explained Martin Biallas.
‘’We are pleased to have had exceptional support from Tourism Montreal, and the Palais de Congrès. Now Montrealers – not to mention visitors from all over the world – can view this amazing historical blockbuster. The state-of-the art presentation illustrates the powerful talent of this iconic artist,’’ added Vyas.
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition
July 10 – October 12, 2015
Palais des congrès, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
The top 3 things we at BandMark are most excited about at this World premiere?
1. All 33 ceiling frescos by Michelangelo + The Last Judgement – Hmm yes.
2. Life-size exhibit: The majestic ceiling frescoes, Italian High Renaissance masterpieces, are reproduced on a life-size scale. – Woah!
3. Michelangelo Buonarroti created them in the early 16th century, applying paint to damp plaster. Contrary to popular opinion, he painted standing up. – Well, I didn’t know..
The fresco reproductions have been created through images taken right after restorations 20 years ago and are fully licensed by world-renowned photographer Erich Lessing.
“This is the Sistine Chapel up close and personal” –
hopefully no one will be disappointed when they see the originals in Rome.”
Astrid Blasberg, Artist & Art Expert & historian -Frankfurt
Creative Director, content manager. Currently curating: everything charming.