An Interesting Fact About Michelangelo’s “Creation Of Adam.”

Michelangelo , The Creation of Adam

My dear friends, I would like to take a moment to relax and enjoy a coffee break with you during this absolutely insane time. 

A very curious fact caught my attention, and I wanted to share it with you. I think you might find it interesting, especially if you are into art.

Do you know why the hands of God and Adam are not touching in Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam”? 

“The Creation of Adam” is one of the most outstanding masterpieces created by Michelangelo between 1508-1512. The fresco is a fragment of a magnificent composition on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museum. 

On the fresco, God’s finger is fully outstretched in his attempt to reach Adam. In contrast, Adam’s hand is relaxed; his finger never touches God’s. 

Michelangelo is using symbolism to show us that while God is always present, the decisions we make are ours alone.   

This is an incredibly bitter truth today.  

I look forward to seeing you next week. 

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14 thoughts on “An Interesting Fact About Michelangelo’s “Creation Of Adam.”

    1. I never even thought about it before, but it makes sense. Also, if you look on the right side where the God, the shape of crowds is exactly as a shape of the human brain and shape of fabric behind them, the exact shape of woman uterus. He was a great anatomist too. Just unbelievable how many hidden things there. Real masterpiece.


    1. Yes, this is simple hidden message, but I keep thinking about it.
      The work is really amazing and maybe you can stop in Rome during your trip to Italy in November….. But to see Vatican Museum will take a whole day….
      Hope you are doing well and enjoying your new home.

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      1. Thank you, we have put our trip to Italy on hold because my recovery of my foot is not ready for me to do lots of walking. I want to be properly fit when I go. I agree I should go to the Vatican and spend at least a day there. My husband grew up Catholic so I am sure he would enjoy going there too.

        I think image is depicting a continuous, open invitation of the Creator to the creation… Ever reaching out even when the creation forgets or has no desire for the Creator. It’s the sense of loving the creation eternally.

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      2. Yes, there lots of walking and better to be strong and healthy. Now you live so close so it will be easier to plan the trip to anywhere.
        I agree with your interpretation of Creation of Adam. It absolutely makes a sense too.
        Get stronger and have a good week.


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