Replica of the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo for the Life magazine exhibition Illuminations of fifty great paintings & the Sistine Chapel ceiling
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1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm.
Identification on attachment on verso (typewritten): The one-quarter scale replica of the Sistine Chapel ceiling which is part of the Life exhibition, "Illuminations", is made of an aluminum framework that simulates the structure of the ceiling. The unit stands 14' high and is 15' wide and 42' long. Six hollow-tube aluminum trusses support the fluorescent lighting units, which run longitudinally about two feet above the transparencies.
Replica of the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo for the Life magazine exhibition Illuminations of fifty great paintings & the Sistine Chapel ceiling, 1956 / unidentified photographer. American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993, bulk 1909-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.
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