The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/The-Measure-of-Genius-Michelangelos-Sistine-Chapel-at-500.html

The Measure of Genius: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel at 500

The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/The-Measure-of-Genius-Michelangelos-Sistine-Chapel-at-500.html

Michelangelo Most Famous Paintings | ... the famous Sistine Chapel. Notice that the composition is off-center

Painting Exhibition: Vincent van Gogh and Expressionism

Michelangelo Most Famous Paintings | ... the famous Sistine Chapel. Notice that the composition is off-center

The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art.

The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art.

Fall of Man, 1508-12, Michaelangelo Within the Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Sistine Chapel Michelangelo Paintings

Discover the answers to some of the most common questions about Michelangelo's The Sistine Chapel ceiling, one of the world's most famous paintings.

7 Surprising Facts About the Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Discover the answers to some of the most common questions about Michelangelo's The Sistine Chapel ceiling, one of the world's most famous paintings.

Michelangelo. The Creation of Adam. Detail from the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.1508-12. fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican.  http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html The painting captures the split moment before God gives life to Adam, an arguably ‘supernatural’ miracle in the Christian faith. The premature moment in this image is a visually tense experience that is heightened by the delicate (almost) connection between the fingertips.

Michelangelo. The Creation of Adam. Detail from the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.1508-12. fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican. http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html The painting captures the split moment before God gives life to Adam, an arguably ‘supernatural’ miracle in the Christian faith. The premature moment in this image is a visually tense experience that is heightened by the delicate (almost) connection between the fingertips.

7 Surprising Facts About the Sistine Chapel Ceiling: Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475-1564). The Deluge, also known as The Flood (detail), 1508-09. Fresco, restored. 280 x 570 cm (110 3/16 x 224 3/8 in.). Eighth main panel from altar.

7 Surprising Facts About the Sistine Chapel Ceiling

7 Surprising Facts About the Sistine Chapel Ceiling: Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475-1564). The Deluge, also known as The Flood (detail), 1508-09. Fresco, restored. 280 x 570 cm (110 3/16 x 224 3/8 in.). Eighth main panel from altar.

AUG. 15, 1483:  The Sistine Chapel was consecrated by Pope Sixtus IV.    image:  Sistina-interno.jpg

AUG. 15, 1483: The Sistine Chapel was consecrated by Pope Sixtus IV. image: Sistina-interno.jpg

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