EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “The Genius of Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling”
Presented by Dr. William E. Wallace
with Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero
If any work of art exemplifies artistic genius, it is this well-known masterpiece. No matter how familiar the work, no matter the trials of getting into that crowded space, few visitors have not felt awestruck standing under this titanic achievement. Like a handful of timeless monuments – the pyramids, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China among them — the Sistine never fails to astonish us.
In many ways the ceiling is a compendium: of Michelangelo’s art, of the Renaissance, of Christian theology. Like Verdi’s Requiem or Milton’s Paradise Lost, the ceiling is a transcendent work of genius that is never exhausted through looking or describing. In the words of the great German writer, Johann Goethe: “Until you have seen the Sistine Chapel, you can have no adequate conception of what man is capable of accomplishing.” Professor Wallace, a world authority on Michelangelo, will illuminate this masterpiece and help you see it with fresh eyes.
The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.
- Your participation is confirmed once you have purchased your ticket. You will receive the Zoom link to join the presentation circa 30 minutes before the start time.
- VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar will be available for unlimited streaming at your convenience for 7 days after the event.