The World’s Most Stunning Ceilings
Here at James Dunn, we’re most concerned about the quality of the roofs we work on, however, it has to be said, that what’s on the underside of a roof can be spectacular. Over the years, in holy places and transport hubs, ceilings have inspired awe and even feature the work of some of the world’s most prominent artists. Here are some of our favourites.
The Sistine Chapel is almost definitely the most famous ceiling in the world – certainly in the western world. Commissioned by Pope Julius II in the early 1500s, Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the chapel which contains some of the most famous biblical paintings in the world. Most famously, the ceiling features ‘The Creation of Adam’ which depicts God giving life to Adam with just a touch of his finger and is one of the most replicated religious paintings ever.
Grand Central Station is, arguably, the most famous and stunning train station in the world and it features an equally stunning mural on its ceiling. The mural is a representation of the night sky, with depictions of the constellations. Unfortunately, just a decade after the building was erected, the roof was covered in mildew and tar from cigarette smoke but was cleaned and restored again in 1945.
Located in Iran, the Shah Mosque – also known as the New Abbasi Mosque – is one of the most beautiful in all of the Islamic world and a masterpiece of Persian architecture. On the inside, every inch of the gargantuan dome is covered with small colourful tiles to create a hypnotic mosaic which is supposed to give the viewer a sense of heaven.
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