Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit in Melbourne

“On the completion of the Sistine chapel ceiling: I’ve finished that chapel I was painting. The pope is quite satisfied.” – Michelangelo

This unique exhibition in Emporium, Melbourne took me to the world of the greatest masterpieces of Michelangelo, seen from a totally different perspective.

Photographing public art Challenge

Six Word Saturday 6WS

There were a lot of people, I just tried to squeeze through them.

Please click to see the enlarged image.

This is the Last Judgement and it was created about 25 years after the completion of the ceiling frescoes. Michelangelo was already sixty years old when he designed this grand composition on the wall behind the altar, which contained 390 individual figures.

And as always, my signature selfie time!



  1. I saw this in Winchester a few years ago – it was great to be able to see it in relative peace and quiet and in a leisurely manner. In Rome it was so crowded it was hard to breathe and we were herded and rushed through

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  2. Your selfies are angelic, Teresa. I don’t remember all the paintings in the Sistine Chapel when we went years ago, but I remember being overwhelmed on every side with visual stimuli. This exhibit did a good job of replicating that feel. The only things missing are the mosaics on the floor, the windows overlooking the manicured gardens, and statues along the corridor in addition to paintings on the ceilings and two walls. The experience was such an overload, I had a headache from looking at so many things at once. Did you feel that way?

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