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
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.