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Day 215/19. A bit of culture

An exhibition in Winchester - 'Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: A Different View' runs to end of September. We visited today. Pretty good, but you need to be an appreciator of Michaelangelo.
There are three locations for the exhibition, one of them being in Winchesters Great Hall where a 6 metre high 'The Last Judgement' is pretty impressive.
'The Last Judgment' is a fresco covering the whole altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. Altogether there are over 300 figures, with nearly all the males and angels originally shown as nudes; many were later partly covered up by painted draperies, of which some remain after recent cleaning and restoration.
The work took over four years to complete between 1536 and 1541. Michelangelo began working on it twenty-five years after having finished the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and was nearly 67 at its completion.
Extra picture shows the second location at the Discovery Centre in Winchester.

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