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The Creation of Adam
God is depicted as an elderly bearded man wrapped in a swirling cloak while Adam, on the lower left, is completely naked. God’s right arm is outstretched to impart the spark of life from his own finger into that of Adam, whose left arm is extended in a pose mirroring God’s, a reminder that man is created in the image and likeness of God (Gen 1:26). Another point is that Adam’s finger and God’s finger are not touching. It gives the appearance that God, the giver of life, is reaching out to Adam and Adam is receiving.
The inspiration for Michelangelo’
About the artist
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), was arguably the most famous artist of the Italian Renaissance, and inarguably one of the greatest artists of all time. He considered himself a sculptor, primarily, but is equally well known for the paintings he was induced (grudgingly)
"He is unique in Italy and perhaps in the universe," a contemporary said, and since he was 30 years old, up to the present, he has provoked unparalleled and uninterrupted amazement. He presents an image of total artistic power – in the imaginative scope of his conceptions, in the immense labour of their making, in the straining muscular force of the bodies he depicts.
The following are some popular oil painting reproductions of Michelangelo paintings:
The Creation of Adam (Detailed)
The Delphic Sibyl
The Ereathrean Sibyl
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