The Light of Michelangelo

April 6 2021

Video: MIC_Italia

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

News from Italy that the special natural lighting which illuminates Michelangelo's Tomb of Julius II in the Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome, has been captured on film. The time-lapse video above shows how the natural light flooding into the church around Easter lights up some of the key features of the tomb in a theatrical manner. It has been suggested that Michelangelo had this lighting effect in mind when the tomb was designed.

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