Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit in Melbourne

“On the completion of the Sistine chapel ceiling: I’ve finished that chapel I was painting. The pope is quite satisfied.” – Michelangelo

This unique exhibition in Emporium, Melbourne took me to the world of the greatest masterpieces of Michelangelo, seen from a totally different perspective.

Photographing public art Challenge

Six Word Saturday 6WS

There were a lot of people, I just tried to squeeze through them.

Please click to see the enlarged image.

This is the Last Judgement and it was created about 25 years after the completion of the ceiling frescoes. Michelangelo was already sixty years old when he designed this grand composition on the wall behind the altar, which contained 390 individual figures.

And as always, my signature selfie time!


  1. restlessjo says:


    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Jo! It was a different experience! 👍🏼

  2. Pepper says:

    What an amazing exhibit that must have been. 😊

    1. Teresa says:

      Nothing matches the original, but at least in this one we can take photographs haha

      1. Pepper says:

        So true. 😁

  3. Incredible. What an exhibit. I loved your additional finger pointing at the end. 😃

    1. Teresa says:

      Haha that was definitely embarrassing.

  4. Natalie says:

    Beautiful photos, Teresa. The Last Judgement painting is incredible.

    1. Teresa says:

      Sure is! Thanks Natalie! ❤️

  5. Debbie Smyth says:

    I saw this in Winchester a few years ago – it was great to be able to see it in relative peace and quiet and in a leisurely manner. In Rome it was so crowded it was hard to breathe and we were herded and rushed through

    1. Teresa says:

      It was also busy when we went but not quite like Rome. And yes, you didn’t even know where to focus on. Thanks for the comment Debbie.

  6. Robert J Jr. says:

    Looks like very cool experience!

    1. Teresa says:

      It was…thanks Robert!

  7. You make the best selfies. Such a happy bunch you are. <3

    1. Teresa says:

      Haha you do too! but you’re shy you keep on hiding.

  8. Marsha says:

    Your selfies are angelic, Teresa. I don’t remember all the paintings in the Sistine Chapel when we went years ago, but I remember being overwhelmed on every side with visual stimuli. This exhibit did a good job of replicating that feel. The only things missing are the mosaics on the floor, the windows overlooking the manicured gardens, and statues along the corridor in addition to paintings on the ceilings and two walls. The experience was such an overload, I had a headache from looking at so many things at once. Did you feel that way?

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, I know … who would remember through all the rushing and the noise. And the guide talking through an earphone on your ear but your eye was looking out because you might be left behind by the tour group. haha

      1. Marsha says:

        That can all be pretty overwhelming. I vaguely remember the guide in the ear thing. Plus our friend Lois narrated some too. She told us to read The Agony and Ecstacy by Irving Stone before we ever arrived, and I was glad we did. It was a biography of Michaelangelo. If you haven’t read it, you will enjoy it after having seen the exhibit.

        1. Teresa says:

          Thanks, I will look into it!

          1. Marsha says:

            You’ll enjoy it. 🙂

  9. What an unusual and cool experience! I really enjoyed those last shots. 🙂 And just imagine lying on your back that high to complete that ceiling. Nice of the pope to be pleased!!


    1. Teresa says:

      The Pope surely must be proud of the work Michelangelo did…no other one could do it as better!

  10. Alison says:

    Looks like a fantastic exhibition and love the selfies as always 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks…I always have to put my selfies in…that’s part of the fun huh!

      1. Alison says:

        Haha I know ..I’ve got a few from our recent trip down to South west England

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