Video: Embroidery of the famous painting of the Sistine Chapel
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous works of art of the Renaissance, created by the talented master of the brush Michelangelo in 1508-1512.. And not so long ago, the painting of the Sistine Chapel was reproduced on canvas, representing an embroidered miniature copy of the famous work of Michelangelo. Canadian Joanna Lopianowski-Roberts, who lives in California, took eight years to complete the embroidery, a total of 3,572 hours.
Before taking on such a laborious project, Joanna Lopianowski-Roberts created some small, simple embroideries until she decided it was time to try something really big. Her choice fell on the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel with its dozens of figures and a complex scene scheme. The most difficult thing, according to the master, was to get to work. She began by dividing the canvas into 45 sections, which she alternately filled in with cross-stitch embroidery. The artist even bought books about the Sistine Chapel to make sure that she correctly draws all the details and figures with a needle. It took Joanna 628,296 stitches to reproduce all the elements of Michelangelo's famous painting.
Joanna Lopianovski-Roberts currently keeps the embroidery of the Sistine Chapel at home. And despite the fact that she values her work very much, she says that she will sell it to a good buyer for a good price. At the end of the project, the Canadian artist even published a book "In the Footsteps of Michelangelo: Painting the Sistine Chapel with a Cross", from which lovers of cross-stitching can get useful information.
Joanna Lopianowski-Roberts was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. In 1998, she and her husband moved to the United States. While working as a software consultant, she created much of her embroidery while traveling on business trips and doing needlework in hotel rooms in the United States and Canada.
What codes and secrets Michelangelo left in the Sistine Chapel: 7 facts about the greatest masterpiece
The Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) looks from the outside absolutely not impressive. This is just another medieval church building, of which there are many. In fact, the unremarkable façade of this boring building hides a real treasure, a true gem of the modern Vatican. She is famous mainly for the masterpiece frescoes of the brilliant Michelangelo. Interesting and little-known facts about this outstanding monument of the Renaissance and the secrets of the puzzle of the great artist
How in the Sistine Chapel other cases of strange censorship in the history of art were painted over with shame
Censorship is sometimes unpredictable. For example, Facebook has been seen more than once in censorship scandals … of nude antique sculptures, once during an advertising campaign for an international exhibition of statues. And on Iranian television, they cover up athletes during competitions in rhythmic and artistic gymnastics (which is puzzling - after all, then there is no point in following the competitions). The history of censorship is impossible to grasp, but it has its own significant events
On November 9, 2010, the first All-Russian exhibition "The Art of Modern Embroidery" was opened in Tver
For the inhabitants of both Americas, to see the sights of the Old World, it is necessary to overcome a huge distance and fly over the ocean. However, those who want to see the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel can go a little closer - to Mexico City. There are, of course, not the works of Michelangelo themselves, but their fairly exact copy performed by a retired local designer. Moreover, the pensioner claims that his frescoes will be even better than the original
Famous for its stunning acoustics and Michelangelo's frescoes, the Sistine Chapel organized the first live broadcast of an evening concert on 22 April for the first time ever