The Sistine Chapel as you've never seen it before

7,000 LEDs to give New Breath and New Light

by Cecilia Di Marzo
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The Sistine Chapel in Rome
is recognized as the most important chapel in the world, and accommodates perhaps the most extraordinary frescoes ever created by human hands. Five and a half million visitors crowd into the chapel each year to see Michelangelo's works, but they witness only a few in full glory because a lighting level approximating twilight is usually experienced.

On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo, LED light illuminate the artist's masterpiece "The Creation of Adam" as well as other works accommodated by the chapel, and art lovers visiting the interior of the Sistine Chapel will be able to experience the art in a completely new diversity of color.



The Sistine Chapel in Rome is now illuminated by a novel lighting solution from Osram and designed by FABERTECHNICA. After 500 years, this extraordinary piece of art history can now be experienced in unprecedented quality, bathed in the light of more than 7,000 LEDs. The installation that has been put in place over the last few months is designed to protect the artworks while enabling much stronger lighting. At the same time, it will use up to 90 percent less electricity than the previous installation. The European Union supported the project.

Take a look at the "before" and "after"






More informations:
7,000 Osram LEDs illuminate the Sistine Chapel

Nuova luce per la Cappella Sistina


New light for the Sistine Chapel

Comments
  • Jean-Paul Simard

    Il va falloir revisiter la Chapelle Sixtine pour apprécier ce nouvel éclairage, et les couleurs semblent ravivées. À voir.

  • Abri d'art

    Arabco, le fait de pouvoir l'admirer au moins une fois, c'est déjà quelque-chose de gagné:-)

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Nuova luce per la Cappella Sistina 2

Nuova luce per la Cappella Sistina

Rome / Italy / 2014