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The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo, 1508-1512

18 apr 2024 6:36 pm


The Creation of Adam (Italian: Creazione di Adamo), also referred to as The Creation of Man, is a renowned fresco painted by the Italian artist Michelangelo. It graces the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, created between approximately 1508 and 1512. This masterpiece vividly depicts the Biblical account from the Book of Genesis, portraying the moment when God bestows life upon Adam, the first man. Within the Sistine Chapel's intricate iconographic scheme, this fresco stands as the fourth installment, narrating pivotal episodes from Genesis.

Over time, Michelangelo's Creation of Adam has inspired countless imitations and parodies, making it one of the most replicated religious paintings in history.

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