Good news: now you don’t have to travel 5700 miles to Italy to see Michelangelo’s monumental frescos. Instead, you can go to Mexico City where Antonio Berumen has created a full-sized replica of the Sistine Chapel comprised of photographic reproductions printed on canvas. The 45 million peso (~$2.4 million USD) project involved 170 nights of photographing the original frescos, resulting in more than 2.6 million images that were combined to create the faux chapel.
As of now, the chapel is set to go on a three-year nationwide tour. More info here.
also by Brandon Zech
- Why this Year's Galveston Artist Residency Exhibition is Different - July 19th, 2017
- Andres Serrano at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston - June 23rd, 2017
- Michael Menchaca at BLUEorange - June 14th, 2017
- Garth Weiser at The Contemporary Austin - June 1st, 2017
- The Art of the Livestream - April 21st, 2017