Analysis Of The Sistine Chapel

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The Sistine Chapel is a private chapel of the Pope and is where any Pope in the last five hundred years has been elected. It is named after the man who paid for; Pope Sixtus IV. Later when it was finished the Pope Julius II invited the most famous Italian painters to decorated the inside with the scenes of the new and old testament. One of the painter was Michelangelo who refused at first also it was the first major painting project for him. In the ceiling it consists nine panels. In the first through third panels it shows how God was creating the universe according from the old testament of the book of Genesis. In panel fourth it shows how God created Adam. In the fifth panel is when Eve is created from one of Adam’s rib. In the sixth panel it demonstrate the original sin of Adam And Eve and how they are forced out of the garden of Eden. In the panels seven through nine it shows the pain of the fallen men. Also in each corners painted there are nude men; Ignudi. As well there are…show more content…
In this scene there are two dominate figures. God is on the right, and Adam is on the left. It seems that God is flying through space and is being supported by angels who are struggling to hold on to him. God seems to be an elder who has a muscular body. While he has grey hair and a long beard to seem that he is going forward. Adam seems as a lounging figure who is waiting for God’s touch. The touch will not only give life to Adam, but it will also give life to all mankind. Adam’s body, which is in a convex posture which resembles the same as God. To reflect the idea of a man has been created in the image and God like. Next is the figure next to God that is under of his arm. Philosophers believe that the female figure is Eve, the future wife of Adam, who waits to be created out of Adam’s rib. Scholars believe that it is the Virgin Mary and next to her there is a child, who would therefore be Jesus
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