MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The world premiere for this stunning exhibit was announced by Martin Biallas, CEO, Special Entertainment Events Inc. (SEE), an LA-based company specializing in successful touring attractions such as Star Trek & Titanic. The firm has partnered with Giobeau Productions, an LA-based production company directed by CEO Beau Ioana, and Icon Vision Media, a Montreal multimedia company directed by CEO Rudee Vyas. The collaborating team chose Montreal for the world première of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel as the Palais de Congrès’ recently inaugurated exhibit space Espace 1001 is ideal to showcase the huge exhibit. Tickets go on sale June 11, 2015.
"Visitors can view the magnificent art at a distance impossible to achieve in the actual Sistine Chapel in Rome. Our special photographic reproduction technique captures the look, size and feel of the original frescoes through the use of licensed original photos," explained Biallas.
"We are pleased to have had exceptional support from Tourism Montreal, and the Palais de Congrès. Now Montrealers - not to mention visitors from all over the world - can view this amazing historical blockbuster. The state-of-the art presentation illustrates the powerful talent of this iconic artist," added Vyas.
This exhibit also offers a welcoming tranquility, an opportunity for reflection and relaxation in today’s fast-paced world.
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition
Palais des congrès box office
July 10 – October 12, 2015
Palais des congrès
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
EXHIBITION INFORMATION- World premiere
- All 33 ceiling frescos by Michelangelo + The Last Judgement
- Each in their original size, on average 6 x 3 metres (c. 20’ x 10’)
- Supported by specially-designed scaffolding
- Displayed in over 1,600 square meters of exhibit space
- Life-size exhibit: The majestic ceiling frescoes, Italian High Renaissance masterpieces, are reproduced on a life-size scale.
- Michelangelo Buonarroti created them in the early 16th century, applying paint to damp plaster. Contrary to popular opinion, he painted standing up.
- The fresco reproductions have been created through images taken right after restorations 20 years ago and are fully licensed by world-renowned photographer Erich Lessing.
“This is the Sistine Chapel in Cinema Scope –
hopefully no one will be disappointed when they see the originals in Rome.”
Professor Astrid Blasberg, University of Frankfurt,
Department of Art History, and Premier Art Historian