Two masterpieces – Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling and…

By guhan

June 18, 2007

Category: Arbit, Art, Italy

1 Comment »

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Photography is banned within the Sistine Chapel. And it’s not because it’s happens to be a religious place or that flash affects paintings. Simply that the restoration of the ceiling was funded by a Japanese company, so only they have the photography rights to the ceiling

When it comes to IPRs I am ethically bankrupt anyway, so sneaked in a few pictures with my trusty SE W810i phone. The chapel was very dark due to the complete absence of artificial light, this was the best I could manage out of 3-4 tries and my head wasnt supposed to be there

The same picture taken two years back on my previous visit to the Vatican. I had used a Canon A510 then

Obviously, the phone cameras have a long way to go before they can catch up with even the simplest standalone digital cameras

PS: In the second picture, check out the 3D effect of the figures. They seem to be sculpted not painted, revealing the artist’s sculpting background. A good example is Adam in the centre, who’s like a well poised marble statue. Truly amazing stuff! Well worth the 3 hour queue in the sun

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One Response to “Two masterpieces – Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling and…”

  1. the guards shld hv caught u and thrown u out for such criminal activities….

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