Faith in something beyond death and decay is truly the ultimate in virtual reality.
And this virtual reality production of the Sistine Chapel is overwhelmingly beautiful.
The man we know as Michelangelo is credited with creating the Sistine Chapel but other artists contributed frescoes, the amazing tile floor, the draperies, the altar and crucifix and more.
But only Michelangelo painted the 12,000 square feet of ceiling, which he did between 1508 and 1512.
Appropriately, he finished the “Last Judgment” last. You can see it behind the altar, the section with the blue sky background.
The Last Judgement section was painted between 1535-1541. So Michelangelo finished it the year he turned 66.
Michelangelo was born on March 6 March, 1475 and died, or passed on to Judgement and the great beyond, on February 18, 1564.
Built between 1475 and 1483, the Sistine Chapel
measures 40,93 meters (134 feet) long by 13,41 meters (44 feet) wide,
the exact dimensions of the Temple of Solomon, as given in the Old
What is also really nice about the Sistine Chapel is that it is not a museum. The Pope performs baptisms there and holds Mass.
And the panoramic viewer which let’s us see all this was created using krpano’s Flash Panorama Viewer.
Truly, divinely inspired marketing!