Sunday, June 2, 2013

Michelangelo Extension Activities

Oh, Wow!  This is just so stunning that I have to share.

Remember our lesson on Michelangelo?  Well I just found an amazing virtual tour that allows you to "walk" around the Sistine Chapel using your keyboard's arrow keys.  Zoom into your favorite piece, and then back out again to get the full impact of the beautiful work.

Here is more detailed information about each of the frescos in case you want to read more, and there is also this great documentary of Michelangelo on the Biography Channel.

Isn't it beautiful?  I swear that many of the images look as if they are sculptures rather than flat paintings.  Michelangelo should be very proud of his accomplishment.