For the very first time Ultra HD 4K/3D film cameras have been allowed inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, bringing never before seen art to theaters across the US just in time for the holiday season.
The Vatican Museums 3D is a mega-production by a team of 40 professionals who travelled hundreds of miles in the cultural setting of the Vatican Museums while filming some of the most rare and precious works of art in the world, spanning all civilizations and epochs. Thanks to a combination of the cutting-edge 3D techniques used for cinema by James Cameron and Tim Burton, audiences can now fully immerse themselves in the timeless masterpieces of art history. Admire the paintings of Caravaggio, touch Laocoön and the Belvedere Torso, and feel swathed by the figures in the Sistine Chapel.
From the outstanding artistry of classic statues to the Cast of Michelangelo’s Pietà, right up to Fontana’s modern sculptures; from paintings by Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh, Chagall and Dalì; from the extraordinary frescos in the Rooms of Raphael to the spectacular work by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, theater audiences will experience the journey under the artful guidance of the Director of the Vatican Museums, Professor Antonio Paolucci, who expertly leads us through the past, present and future.