virtual Sistine Chapel

Charlie Allenson alerted us to the Vatican’s brilliant website that allows you to fly around the vast Sistine Chapel from your armchair. Using your mouse, you can click left/right/up/down…zoom in or out at astonishing Renaissance frescoes, including The Last Judgement widely believed to be Michelangelo’s. We are stunned at it’s beauty.

As with just about everything that comes our way (especially art), we start to imagine how we can”use” aspects of it to apply to our own lives. In our Sistine chapel roaming, we got a big lesson in perspective: its use of trompe l’oeil gives the effect of endless spaces that reaches way beyond the actual ceiling.

virtual Sistine Chapel

We wonder if we could apply the idea to a low-ceilinged room to give the illusion of space…

Thanks a million, Charlie!

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