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The Michelangelo Code: Lost Secrets of the Sistine Chapel


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This is the definitive film about the Sistine Ceiling. Full of exclusive new footage of the worlds greatest art work, shot specially for this project.

It’s the largest painting in the world, the most ambitious and the most famous. But the hidden meaning of Michelangelo’s masterpiece has eluded 500 years of investigation and speculation. Now, on the 500th anniversary of the commencement of work on the ceiling, Waldemar Januszczak has finally discovered what the great painting is really trying to tell us. The results will amaze you.

Granted unparalleled access to the Sistine Chapel by the Vatican, Januszczak works out the secret code that Michelangelo had hidden in the ceiling, overturns the myths surrounding the masterpiece, and presents an exciting new theory that involves the Branch Davidians of Waco, two della Rovere Popes, a Vatican spin doctor and an intensely religious artist by the name of Michelangelo Buonarroti.

“Fascinating from start to finish” – Daily Telegraph
“This is an incredible programme…you’ll never look at Michelangelo’s work in the same way again” – Radio Times
“This astonishing film tells us the true meaning of his masterpiece” – TV Times

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