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    • TECHNORIGIN My most #impressive #painting is #CreationofAdam by #Italian #Renaissance master #Michelangelo between 1508-1512, on the ceiling os #SistineChapel. ''Creation of Adam'' illustrates the Biblical creation narrative from the #BookofGenesis (the first book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament) in which #God breathed life into #Adam, the #first #man on #earth.


      [Michelangelo Buonarroti, Creation of Adam detail of the ceiling, of the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, Rome, Italy, 1511–1512. Fresco, 9’ 2” x 18’ 8”.] This fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel depicts God as the father, creating Adam, the first man. By not making the fingers of these two touch, Michelangelo creates a tingly tension and anticipation in us waiting for God to complete his creation of Adam.

    • Paula

      The "universal genius" Leonardo da Vinci was to further perfect the aspects of pictorial art (lighting, linear and atmospheric perspective, anatomy, foreshortening and charactersation) of the Early Renaissance, in a lifetime of studying and meticulously recording his observations of the natural world. His adoption of oil paint as his primary media meant that he could depict light and its effects on the landscape and objects more naturally and with greater dramatic effect than ever before.

    • Kirsten Myers

      The Creation of Adam by Michaelangelo. Painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican, Rome, Italy. The Sistine Chapel ceiling, is a painting by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, at the commission of Pope Julius II, is a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art. The ceiling is that of the large Papal Chapel built within the Vatican between 1477 and 1480 by Pope Sixtus IV after whom it is named. The chapel is the location for Papal Conclaves and many important services. The ceiling's various painted elements form part of a larger scheme of decoration within the Chapel, which includes the large fresco The Last Judgment on the sanctuary wall, also by Michelangelo, wall paintings by several leading painters of the late 15th century including Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Pietro Perugino, and a set of large tapestries by Raphael, the whole illustrating much of the doctrine of the Catholic Church. Central to the ceiling decoration are nine scenes from the Book of Genesis the most known being the Creation of Adam, having an iconic standing equalled only by Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the hands of God and Adam being reproduced in countless imitations. The complex design includes several sets of individual figures, both clothed and naked, which allowed Michelangelo to fully demonstrate his skill in creating a huge variety of poses for the human figure, and have provided an enormously influential pattern book of models for other artists ever since.