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
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- The Art World Goes a Day Without Women - March 8th, 2017
- Not Just Naked People: Experimental Action Performance Art Festival in Houston - February 27th, 2017
- Round-Up: Three Shows in San Antonio and Austin - February 3rd, 2017
- Some Inauguration Day Wisdom from Pussy Riot, from their recent Texas Visit - January 19th, 2017