Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Art Around the Web --The Sistine Chapel -- by Florida Fine Art Blog
The Vatican has a great new website with a full view of the Sistine Chapel. The camera captured a seamless, floor to ceiling view inside the great room. As anyone who has been to the Vatican knows, with the large crowds and little time allotted to view Michelangelo's masterpiece this website may have a better view than the tour itself gives. The website does take awhile to load and I can not find a way to turn off the music but it is an incredible view and well worth a visit.
The Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo have been in the news lately as more scientists think they have found secret codes hidden inside the great ceiling. I don't know if we will ever discover all of the artists intentions, nor do I in the end think it matters. The speculations will continue to fascinate some, for the rest of us the beauty of what Michelangelo created is enough. GL
THE SISTINE CHAPEL WEBSITE
The article on Michelangelo can be found here -- Michelangelo's Secret Message in the Sistine Chapel