Painter Robert Burns never got the chance to visit the real Sistine Chapel in Rome, Italy, so he brought the experience home, literally. Using “his skills as a retired decorator he has spent the past eight years turning his $139-a-week property on the outskirts of the East Sussex town into an astonishing Renaissance-style masterpiece.” Click here for the first picture in gallery.

Unable to afford a trip to Italy to look at the original masterpieces, Mr Burns had to recreate the paintings from coffee-table art books bought in jumble sales. He even used standard DIY-shop emulsion paint, spending hours producing painstaking scale replicas.

[via DailyMail]

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