Monday, May 22, 2017

The Creation of Adam

The Creation of Adam
Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475 - 1564
fresco (480 × 230 cm) — 1508-1512

Genesis 1:27 - So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

An energetic, dynamic, flying God points his finger at Adam, who is struck with life. There is no visible spark, but Michelangelo did not need one to create this very strong image.

Adam is shown as a powerful youth, who in the center of the composition receives the breath of life.

The divine dynamism is depicted in God's blowing hair and beard. He is seated on a purple robe, surrounded by angels.

This well-known fresco is part of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, showing several other episodes from Genesis as well.
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