Creation of Adam - Michelangelo Buonarroti. 280x570
The greatest miracle appears before the viewer in all its splendor. A mystery that does not cease to excite a person’s imagination is interpreted by the great master in a very logical and harmonious way.
The Creator flies in endless space, surrounded by helper angels. The last great Work remained to complete the Creation of the world - the creation of man, the only living creature similar in image and inner content to the Creator himself.
Accurate and confident gesture of God the Father. Divine energy has already begun to fill the body of the perfectly composed Adam, the first of the people.
With delight and awe, the angels watch the Great Sacrament of Creation. Among God's helpers there are many who are full of fear and perplexity. What will be this new, previously unseen creature? What will it bring to this newly created world? Will the Great Trust of God Justify?
The figure of Adam deserves special attention. The author creates this image with love and special care. Before the viewer is the very first person on Earth, and therefore he is perfect. There is no flaw in it. As if waking from a long sleep, not fully understanding the meaning of everything that happens, Adam is filled with the energy of life, carefully looking into the eyes of the Creator of the world.
Interestingly, the master also creates the image of Eve, still uncreated, but existing in the Great Plan. The viewer sees her image among the angels, under the Lord’s left hand. With undisguised interest, even curiosity, the first woman watches the Divine act of creation.
Despite the fact that the image of God the Father was created majestic and his power is not in doubt, the seditious idea is born that the person and God in this work are more likely equal partners, which is an undoubted innovation in the art of the Renaissance.
The author avoids saturated and spectrally pure colors. The color of the mural is soft, muffled. The only thing that gives the composition energy is the cloak of God the Father, painted in purple-red, a symbol of comprehensive power over the world.
A light background is designed to highlight the figures of the main characters. He draws the viewer's eye to the very fact of Creation. It makes him imbued with awareness of the Greatness of God, His boundless Will and the power of His Creation.
The work today is one of the most recognizable in the world of painting.
The very fact of the transfer of Divine energy made this work extremely popular among contemporary artists and computer design masters. The well-known company for a long time used a computer graphic image of the not touching hands of the Father and Adam as an advertisement. The plot is used not only in advertising, but also in popular culture, thanks to the universality of the idea and the recognition of this part of the painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.