"Creation of Adam" by Michelangelo
Arguably the most famous fresco from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling, The Creation of Adam (c. 1512) shows God giving life to the first man, Adam. The mirrored hand gestures between Adam and God are a reminder that God created man in his own image. Michelangelo is believed to have been inspired by the Belvedere Torso for the figure of Adam. This scene is one of the nine main scenes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling which represent episodes from the Book of Genesis.
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