Via CRUX 2.0 we find something that is just too cool from AP.
Sistine Chapel replica unveiled in Mexico City
A private art project has created a temporary replica of the chapel in Mexico’s art deco Monument to the Revolution, using more than 2.7 million photographs printed on cloth and hung from a metal framework. It’s free and open to the public through June 30.
MEXICO CITY – During June, Renaissance art lovers in Mexico won’t need to travel to Vatican City to see the glories of the Sistine Chapel.
A private art project has created a temporary replica of the chapel in Mexico’s art deco Monument to the Revolution. [How’s that for dissonance?]
People were lined up on Thursday to see the replica, which is open free to the public through June 30.
“I got the idea two years ago with my brother, inside the Sistine Chapel,” said Gabriel Berumen, creative director and producer of the replica. “When we walked inside and saw its beauty we said ‘Can we replicate this? Of course we can, in Mexico’, that’s when the dream began.”
It once would have been considered a political miracle as well.
Among the Mexican heroes entombed beneath the simulated chapel is Plutarco Elias Calles, the president who led a ferocious crackdown on the church in the 1920s that resulted in open warfare. Tight restrictions on the Catholic church remained in place for more than half a century.
Tonight perhaps I’ll watch For Greater Glory.